THE INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER OF DR. DAVID SAMADI

The year 1979 saw the culmination of the Iranian Revolution, with many Persian Jews fleeing the country. Among them was the then fifteen year old Dr. David Samadi. Together with his brother, Dr. David Samadi would find his way to Brussels in Belgium, and later to London, United Kingdom in hopes of finding a good education.

This search would eventually prove critical for Dr. Samadi, as he later went to the United States where he graduated High School from Roslyn, New York. In what would set the pace for an incredible career, he proceeded to graduate with a Degree in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in New York. He succeeded this with an M.D from the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y), Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, in the year 1994. Furthering his education, he attended a postgraduate training in Urology at Montefiore Medical Centre as well as in Proctology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996. At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. David Samadi attended an oncology fellowship training in Proctology in 2001, and another fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil on robotic radical prostatectomy.

He started his practice at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, becoming Vice Chair of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He currently is the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Among his many achievements, Dr. David Samadi has invented a technological method of prostate cancer surgery, the Samadi Modified Advanced Treatment, better known as SMART, which aims to recreate the traditional method of open surgery with its unique minimally invasive method. This treatment gives him an opportunity to target a cancerous prostate, and specifically remove it with little or no invasion on neighboring tissues. This technique has been a good assurance on patient recovery as the healing process takes a shorter time and patients return to their normal routines. He has performed well over 7000 surgeries.

The outstanding prowess of Dr. Samadi has seen him receive several awards during his career. He has been in the Best Doctors list since 2004 and is a member of the Distinguished List of Best Doctors in New York.