Who Is David Samadi?
The David Samadi Promise
Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a board-certified urologic oncologist specializing in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic disease, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer. As one of the few surgeons in the United States trained in oncology, open surgery and advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy, it is Dr. David B. Samadi’s life mission to bring global awareness and attention to a disease that is the second leading cause of death in men.
Dr. Samadi’s ability to empathize with the fears and pain of his patients go back to the days when he was just a boy in a new and strange country.Dr. David Samadi has been named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List, winning acclaim as a result of his remarkable history of success as a surgeon.
Of the 7.000+ prostate cancer surgeries performed by Dr. Samadi over the past decade, almost 90 percent of his patients became cancer-free. Which is an unheard of success rate for this form of cancer. Dr. David Samadi’s method? One he invented and pioneered, called SMART – Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment.
“I haven’t purposely kept it a secret, but there is a major part of the story of my life that very few people know about. Since practically every interviewer has questioned me only on my work as a doctor and surgeon, and my commentaries on health and medicine on television and radio cover only medical and health related issues, this story of my past personal life has not really surfaced”
Read The Backstory Of Dr. David B. Samadi
David Samadi has a very interesting backstory, he was born in Iran in 1964 and was raised in the Persian Jewish community. Persian Jews have a collective history in their country going back almost three millennia, living many of those centuries in peace and many others under murderous persecution.
After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, he and his brothers were forced to leave Iran for Belgium, David Samadi was only 15 years old at the time while his brother was 12, they were obligated to start a new life on their own without their parents. But both brothers were dedicated and ambitious to succeed in life despite all their shortcomings, following their dreams and making their parents proud.
David Samadi wanted to become a doctor and as soon as they arrived in America back in 1984 their life started to take a turn for the better and in six years David completed with honors the Stony Brook School of Medicine.
Samadi majored in biochemistry. Later, he became enrolled at ‘S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine’ earning an M.D. in 1994. Two years later, he completed his postgraduate training at ‘Monteflore Medical Center’. In 2001, he completed an oncology fellowship at ‘Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’ majoring in proctology.
Dr. David Samadi married the beautiful Iranian Sahar Danielpour. They’ve been blessed with two happy and healthy kids, a boy, and a girl. What also runs through the entire Samadi family is love, loyalty, and devotion to the United States of America.
As of now, Dr. Samadi is happily spending time with his lovely wife residing in Old Westbury, New York.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Robotic Prostate Surgery
SMART Surgery Technique
Bladder Cancer Treatment
Urologic Cancer Treatment
Stony Brook School of Medicine Medical Degree
Montefiore Medical Group General Surgery Residency
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Residency, Urology
Henri Mondor Hospital, France Fellowship, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship, Urology Oncology
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award 2008-2014
Castle Connolly Top Doctors – The Top 1,251 Physicians – New York Magazine 2013-2014
New York Super Doctors 2014
America’s Top Doctors for Cancer 2009-2014
Best Doctors New York Magazine 2009-2012, 2015
America’s Top Doctors 2008-2013
Most Compassionate Doctor 2010-2011
Chair Of Urology / Chief of Robotic Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital
American Board of Urology Certified 11 Years In Urology
CA State Medical License Active through 2015
NY State Medical License Active through 2015
American Medical Association
Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS)
Capodice, J. L., Jin, Z., Bemis, D. L., Samadi, D., Stone, B. A., Kapan, S., Katz, A. E. “A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain.” Chin Med
Collingwood, S. A.,McBride, R. B.,Leapman, M.,Hobbs, A. R.,Kwon, Y. S.,Stensland, K. D.,Schwartz, R. M.,Pollard, M. E.,Samadi, D. B. “Decisional regret after robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is higher in African American men.” Urol Oncol
Kwon, Y. S.,Leapman, M.,McBride, R. B.,Hobbs, A. R.,Collingwood, S. A.,Stensland, K. D.,Samadi, D. B.”Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in men with metabolic syndrome.” Urol Oncol
Lavery, H. J., Levinson, A. W., Hobbs, A. R., Sebrow, D., Mohamed, N. E., Diefenbach, M. A., Samadi, D. B. “Baseline functional status may predict decisional regret following robotic prostatectomy.” J Urol
Bernstein, A. N., Levinson, A. W., Hobbs, A. R., Lavery, H. J., Samadi, D. B. “Validation of the Online Administration of the Sexual Health Inventory for Men.” J Urol
Kates, M., Lavery, H. J., Brajtbord, J., Samadi, D., Palese, M. A. “Decreasing Rates of Lymph Node Dissection During Radical Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma.” Ann Surg Oncol
Sebrow, D., Lavery, H.J., Brajtbord, J.S., Hobbs, A., Levinson, A.W., Samadi, D.B. “Monitoring Validated Quality of Life Outcomes After Prostatectomy: Initial Description of Novel Online Questionnaire.” Urology
Shariat, S.F., Scherr, D.S., Gupta, A., Bianco, F.J., Karakiewicz, P.I., Zeltser, I.S., Samadi, D.B., Akhavan, A. “Emerging biomarkers for prostate cancer diagnosis, staging, and prognosis.” Arch Esp Urol
Maniar, K.P., Unger, P.D., Samadi, D.B., Xiao, G. “Incidental Paraganglia of Prostate in Radical Prostatectomy Specimens: A Diagnostic Pitfall.” Int J Surg Pathol
Lavery, H.J., Levinson, A.W., Brajtbord, J.S., Samadi, D.B. “Candidacy for active surveillance may be associated with improved functional outcomes after prostatectomy.” Urol Oncol
Lavery, H.J., Small, A.C., Samadi, D.B., Palese, M.A. “Transition from laparoscopic to robotic partial nephrectomy: the learning curve for an experienced laparoscopic surgeon.” JSLS
Lavery, H.J., Brajtbord, J.S., Levinson, A.W., Nabizada-Pace, F., Pollard, M.E., Samadi, D.B.”Unnecessary imaging for the staging of low-risk prostate cancer is common.” Urology
Brajtbord, J.S., Lavery, H.J., Jacob, B.P., Mccash, S., Samadi, D.B. “Continuing robotically? The completion of a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy after laparotomy.” J Endourol
Lavery, H.J., Patel, S., Palese, M., Kasabian, N.G., Gainsburg, D.M., Samadi, D.B. “Combined robotic radical prostatectomy and robotic radical nephrectomy.” JSLS
Samadi, D.B., Muntner, P., Nabizada-Pace, F., Brajtbord, J.S., Carlucci, J., Lavery, H.J. “Improvements in robot-assisted prostatectomy: the effect of surgeon experience and technical changes on oncologic and functional outcomes.” J Endourol
Lavery, H.J., Senaratne, P., Gainsburg, D.M., Samadi, D.B. “Robotic prostatectomy in a patient with hemophilia.” JSLS
Lavery, H.J., Nabizada-Pace, F., Carlucci, J.R., Brajtbord, J.S., Samadi, D.B. “Nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy in preoperatively high-risk patients is safe and efficacious.” Urol Oncol
Gainsburg, D.M., Wax, D., Reich, D.L., Carlucci, J.R., Samadi, D.B. “Intraoperative management of robotic-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy.” JSLS
Akhavan, A., Levinson, A.W., Muntner, P., Nabizada-Pace, F., Samadi, D.B. “Risk stratification and early oncologic outcomes following robotic prostatectomy.” JSLS
Carlucci, J.R., Nabizada-Pace, F., Samadi, D.B. “What PCPs and geriatricians need to know about robotic prostatectomy and organ-confined prostate cancer.” Geriatrics
Rehman, J., Boglia, J., Chughtai, B., Sukkarieh, T., Khan, S.A., Lewis, R., Darras, F., Wadhwa, N.K., Samadi, D.B., Waltzer, W.C. “High body mass index in muscular patients and flank position are risk factors for rhabdomyolysis: case report after laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy.” J Endourol
Hoznek, A., Zaki, S.K., Samadi, D.B., Salomon, L., Lobontiu, A., Lang, P., Abbou, C. “Robotic assisted kidney transplantation: an initial experience.” J Urol
Hoznek, A., Samadi, D.B., Salomon, L., De La Taille, A., Olsson, L.E., Abbou, C. “Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: published series.” Curr Urol Rep
Hoznek, A., Samadi, D.B., Salomon, L., Olsson, L.E., Saint, F., Chopin, D., Abbou, C. “Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.” Curr Urol Rep
Leapman, M.,Kwon, Y. S.,Collingwood, S. A.,Chin, E.,Katsigeorgis, M.,Hobbs, A. R.,Samadi, D. B.”Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in men with proctocolectomy and restorative ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.” Case Rep Urol
Lavery, H. J., Xiao, G. Q., Nabizada-Pace, F., Mikulasovich, M., Unger, P., Samadi, D. B. “”Mohs surgery of the prostate”: the utility of in situ frozen section analysis during robotic prostatectomy.” BJU Int
Moskovic, D. J., Lavery, H. J., Rehman, J., Nabizada-Pace, F., Brajtbord, J., Samadi, D. B. “High body mass index does not affect outcomes following robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.” Can J Urol
Brajtbord, J. S., Lavery, H. J., Nabizada-Pace, F., Senaratne, P., Samadi, D. B. “Endorectal magnetic resonance imaging has limited clinical ability to preoperatively predict pT3 prostate cancer.” BJU Int
Pinkhasov, R. M., Shteynshlyuger, A., Hakimian, P., Lindsay, G. K., Samadi, D. B., Shabsigh, R. “Are men shortchanged on health? Perspective on life expectancy, morbidity, and mortality in men and women in the United States.” Int J Clin Pract
Pinkhasov, R. M., Wong, J., Kashanian, J., Lee, M., Samadi, D. B., Pinkhasov, M. M., Shabsigh, R. “Are men shortchanged on health? Perspective on health care utilization and health risk behavior in men and women in the United States.” Int J Clin Pract
Samadi, D. B., Chughtai, B., Akhavan, A., Guru, K., Rehman, J. “Incidental seminal vesicle smooth muscle neoplasm of unknown malignancy following robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.” Can J Urol
Rehman, J., Chughtai, B., Guru, K., Shabsigh, R., Samadi, D. B. “Management of an enlarged median lobe with ureteral orifices at the margin of bladder neck during robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.” Can J Urol
Rehman, J., Guru, K., Chughtai, B., Shabsigh, R., Samadi, D. “Robotic radical prostatectomy in patients with preexisting inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP).” Can J Urol
Raman, J. D., Dong, S., Levinson, A., Samadi, D., Scherr, D. S. “Robotic radical prostatectomy: operative technique, outcomes, and learning curve.” JSLS
Herman, M. P., Raman, J. D., Dong, S., Samadi, D., Scherr, D. S. “Increasing body mass index negatively impacts outcomes following robotic radical prostatectomy.” JSLS
Rehman, J., Christ, G. J., Kaynan, A., Samadi, D., Fleischmann, J. “Intraoperative electrical stimulation of cavernosal nerves with monitoring of intracorporeal pressure in patients undergoing nerve sparing radical prostatectomy.” BJU Int
Samadi, D., Levinson, A., Hakimi, A., Shabsigh, R., Benson, M. C. “From proficiency to expert, when does the learning curve for robotic-assisted prostatectomies plateau? The Columbia University experience.” World J Urol
Chughtai, B., Samadi, D., Guru, K., Frischer, Z., Rehman, J. “Granulocytic sarcoma of the adrenal gland.” Can J Urol
Rehman, J., Chughtai, B., Schulsinger, D., Adler, H., Khan, S. A., Samadi, D. “A percutaneous subcostal approach for intercostal stones.” J Endourol
Liu, C., Perisic, D., Peresic, D., Samadi, D., Nezhat, F. “Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial bladder resection for the treatment of infiltrating endometriosis.” J Minim Invasive Gynecol
Rehman, J., Chughtai, B., Guru, K., Samadi, D., Khan, S. A. “Laparoscopic extravesical ureteroneocystostomy by a new “Y” flap technique.” J Endourol
Rehman, J., Samadi, D., Ricciardi, R., Kreutzer, E. “Early endoscopic realignment as primary therapy for complete posterior urethral disruptions.” J Endourol
Rehman, J., Kaynan, A., Samadi, D., Fleischmann, J. “Air on radiography of perineal necrotizing fasciitis indicates testis involvement.” J Urol
Rehman, J., Ragab, M. M., Venkatesh, R., Sundaram, C. P., Khan, S. A., Sukkarieh, T., Samadi, D., Chughtai, B., White, F., Bostwick, D., Waltzer, W. “Smooth-muscle regeneration after electrosurgical endopyelotomy in a porcine model as confirmed by electron microscopy.” J Endourol
Diefenbach, M. A., Mohamed, N. E., Butz, B. P., Bar-Chama, N., Stock, R., Cesaretti, J., Hassan, W., Samadi, D., Hall, S. J. “Acceptability and preliminary feasibility of an internet/CD-ROM-based education and decision program for early-stage prostate cancer patients: randomized pilot study.” J Med Internet Res
David Samadi “Robotic Prostatectomy in Men with Metabolic Syndrome” (2013)