Dr. David Samadi: Education, Work, and Life

Dr. David Samadi is a world-renowned urologist oncologist currently serving as the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. His journey to career and entrepreneurial success is long and enlivening.

He was born in Iran, where he grew up to the age of fifteen. He and his brother later moved to Belgium during the Iranian Revolution. After that, they moved to London and finally settled in the US where he completed High school in Roslyn, New York. He attended Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed a postgraduate in Proctology and Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center respectively. Between 2001 and 2002, he completed his fellowship on Oncology and Robotic Radical Prostatectomy.

In 2017, Dr. David Samadi introduced the SMART technique, which contravenes traditional prostate surgery. SMART separates the prostate and the nerves, unlike conventional methods that scrap off the nerves leaving them in harm’s way.

SamadiTV is a show hosted by Dr. David Samadi. For five years now, he has been hosting the show on Fox News at Sundays at 12:30 pm, EST. On the show, popularly known as Housecall, he shares his deeply informed views on healthy lifestyles.

He maintains a fairly active social media presence. He cares about people’s health and gladly shares his expert advice on platforms like Facebook and Twitter where he keeps accounts. However, he frankly admits that he does not spend a lot of time on social media.

The achievements he has made have not gone unrewarded. Among his awards are: Most Compassionate Doctor, America’s Top Doctors For Cancer, Patient’s Choice Award, America’s Top Doctors and Community Partner Award from the American Cancer Society. The New York Magazine and The New York Times have availed him accolades.

Dr. David Samadi wrote an article after Mitt Romney underwent a prognosis. Mitt Romney had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the surgery was carried out by another doctor, he commented that it was successful.

During his interview with Ideamensch, he gave a fascinating insight into his life. He usually wakes at 4.00 am and gets very busy between 6.00 and 7.30 am. He spends the day on his feet, sometimes performing surgeries. When he gets ideas, he sketches them into a diagram before he plans on how to breathe life into them. This, he says, ensures he never forgets a good idea.

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