Inside the Mind of Dr.David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi is a Urologist at the head of his field, always searching for the newest frontiers in medicine. He began his search at the early age of 15 in Iran. With the Iranian Revolution of 1979, he had to leave his home country for Belgium and London, where he continued Dr. David Samadi’s education. He completed high school in the United States, however, and attended Stony Brook University to attain a degree in Biochemistry — without paying a single cent of tuition thanks to a full scholarship. Dr.David Samadi would stay at Stony Brook University to acquire his M.D. then go to MonteFiore Medical School for postgraduate training. The urologist went on to refine his talents at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Those formative years held the groundwork necessary for Dr.David Samadi to reach his full potential. But his early years are not what he’s known for. Dr. David Samadi’s biggest accomplishments are in the realm of telesurgery. He created the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique, abbreviated as SMART, which is a precise method of robotic surgery used to cure people who have prostate cancer. His method has a success rate of 90% if the cancer is detected early. And unlike other forms of prostate surgery, which require large incisions that can potentially damage the prostate nerves that control sexual function as well as bladder control, Dr.David Samadi’s technique barely leaves a trace. It’s because of this that the prestigious Urologist believes robotics are the future of the medical field. He talks about this and more in an interview at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The interview begins with a casual tone as Dr.David Samadi talks about his origins. He says he always wanted to be a doctor growing up in order to help others, but wasn’t really invested in the idea until robotic surgery was invented. Robotic surgery appears to have propelled his career later on in life as well. Dr.Samadi says that training with French Urologists using laparoscopic technology helped him make important career advances when he returned to America. He also talks about some of his daily habits in the interview. Waking up early, being compassionate to his peers, and maintaining a positive outlook are some of the habits he maintains throughout his day-to-day life. They’re all traits that appear to have brought Dr.David Samadi to where he is today, as a Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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