Dr. David Samadi: Success Story

Dr. David Samadi is a world-renowned celebrity doctor based out of New York who specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer through surgery. Born in Iran, he is an example of a true immigrant success story in the United States. After leaving Iran shortly after the Iranian Revolution, he received a world-class education through the Stony Brook School of Medicine. After earning his M.D. in 1994, Dr. David Samadi undertook additional medical training through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center where he learned more about the specialties of proctology and urology. Furthermore, through the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Henri Mondor Hospital, he was taught about oncology and robotic radical prostatectomy through two fellowships.

Currently, Dr. David Samadi holds the positions of Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. Previously, had been the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Despite a busy career in medicine, he still manages to find time to be featured on Fox News as a medical expert and has been with them for over 8 years giving advice on a wide variety of health topics like new technologies, treatments, and advice. Dr. David Samadi also has a strong social media presence and enjoys answering the questions of his viewers on his website, SamadTV. He can be found there every Sunday broadcasting live and frequently posts helpful links and articles.

As the developer of his own technique for prostate surgery, known as SMART, he has done almost 8,000 surgeries on his patients with almost 90% being completely cancer free after. This is one of the best success rates for the surgery in the world and is almost unheard of. He thanks his surgical team, many of which have been with him for almost 20 years, for his and his patients’ success. At Lenox Hill under his supervision, five robotic prostate surgeries can be executed each day. Dr. David Samadi’s Lenox Hill Hospital is one of the only places in the world with this type of capability and expertise in the subject.