Who Is David Samadi?

The Dr. David Samadi Promise

Dr. David Samadi is a Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon 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. This 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.

David 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 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.

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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

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