Who thought that a boy raised in one of the most hostile environments could rise to become a world-renowned urologist? Dr. David Samadi is transforming the lives of men with prostate cancer with his expertise in open and robot assisted laparoscopic modalities. He has helped thousands of men around the globe to regain their sexual health after undergoing prostate surgery.

About David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi is the current chair of urology and chief of robotic surgery at the Lenox Hill Hospital. He also serves as the professor of urology at Hofstra Shore School of medicine. He is also a certified oncologist and urologist who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases. Dr. Samadi’s focus is on minimall invasive surgeries for prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi lays special emphasis on the use of open laparoscopic and and robot assisted laparoscopic techniques to minimize the adverse effects such as sexual dysfunction and incontinence.

Building skillset

David Samadi was born in 1984 and was raised in the Persian Jewish community. His family separated during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Together with his brother, Samadi found their way to Belgium where the survived on their own. Samadi was lucky to land a fully funded scholarship that enabled him to continue with his early education. Samadi studied both in Belgium and London before moving to U.S where he completed his high school studies.

David Samadi then enrolled Stony Broke University where he earned his degree in Biochemistry. David went on to further his studies by enrolling for master’s degree from Stony Brook school of medicine. He then completed his residency in general surgery and other in urology at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein School of Medicine respectively. Dr. David Samadi also completed a fellowship in oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The genesis of SMART Technique

While he was on robotic prostatectomy training in France, Dr. David Samadi learned the different types of prostatectomy. Dr. David looked at the existing surgery procedures and realized that they resulted in potentially catastrophic complications. He then created the SMART technique that results to less damage on the tissue and also promotes faster healing on the patients. As a result, patients take less time to heal and their sexual function is maintained.

Dr. Samadi’s Awards

Dr. David Samadi has won many coveted accolades over the years. Some of the notable awards that he has won include the Patient’s Choice Award, Community Partner Award and America’s Top Doctor Award. Dr. Samadi has also featured in several magazines that include New York Magazine.

Dr. David Samadi’s Social Media: twitter.com/drdavidsamadi

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