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The Life, Work, and Background of Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David B. Samadi realizes he is a rare breed. He is not just an Iranian-American, but he is also one of the world’s leading prostate cancer surgeons. Growing up, Dr. Samadi realized that he and his brother were very bright. But as David clowned around with his brother in pre-1979 Iran, he probably never realized that he would be one of the leading American immigrants. He literally has prostate surgery down to an art, and besides the many procedures he performs on a weekly basis he is also widely sought after as a professional speaker on the topic.

Samadi attended Stony Brook College after high school on a full-ride scholarship, graduating with honors with a degree in biochemistry. He then received his Medical Doctor training from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in 1994 and completed his postgraduate training in Urology at Montefiore Medical Center and his training in Proctology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996. He has also completed an oncology fellowship and a robotic fellowship under noted French Doctor Professor Claude Abbou.

After his fellowships, Dr. Samadi developed his own modifications of the procedures, developing them into a system he called SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique). This system helps men retain urinary continence and keep sexual potency in over 95% of cases. Dr. Samadi is also extremely proud of the fact that this procedure is nearly a hundred percent successful at completely all of the cancer cells from the prostate.

Although Dr. Samadi has practiced at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and the faculty of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 2007, he is now practicing at the Lenox Hill Hospital as the Chair of Urology. Because he has become so well-respected, he has started appearing on many television shows, starting with his appearance on Fox and Friends in 2013. It was on that show that he first noted one of the only saving graces of the Affordable Care Act, which is the fact that “gender pricing” where insurance premiums are increased for women over men has been banned. Since then, Dr. Samadi has been on many television shows and has become nationally known for his immense expertise.