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Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi

Urologist and Prostate Surgeon in New York

Dr. David Samadi currently supervises the Men’s Health Division at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. He is a Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon specialized in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic diseases, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer. Dr. Samadi is 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.

Dr. David Samadi

It is my life mission to bring global awareness and attention to prostate cancer, a survivable disease, and I will guide you on your journey every step of the way.

Dr. David Samadi has been named to the prestigious Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List, as a result of his remarkable history of success as a surgeon.

To this date, Dr. Samadi has performed over 7000 robotic prostate surgeries. The doctor has developed his own tested technique, called SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) surgery, using the da Vinci Robotic System. The uniqueness of this approach lies in its minimally invasive character and high success rate. There are three important goals dr. Samadi wants to achieve: complete removal of the cancerous cells, sexual potency and urinary continence.


prostate cancer surgeries

Performed by Dr. Samadi over the past decade, almost 90 percent of his patients became cancer-free.


  • Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • SMART Surgery Technique
  • Bladder Cancer Treatment
  • Urologic Cancer Treatment


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Greek

Dr. David B. Samadi's Honors

Dr. David Samadi’s Education

David Samadi attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and majored in biochemistry, on a full scolarship.

Later, he enrolled at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine, earning an M.D. in 1994.
In 1996 he completed his postgraduate training in urology at Montefiore Medical Center.
In 2001, he completed an oncology fellowship at the ‘Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’ majoring in proctology.
The same year he entered the American Urologic Association Society of Urologic Oncology, first as a member and later as chairman of the group. His mission is to promote the highest standards of urological care, through education and practice.
Next year, he completed a fellowship in robotic radical prostatectomy in France, under the mentorship of Professor Claude Abbou, who contributed immensely in the development of robotics in urology.

Dr. David Samadi’s Work Experience

Dr. David Samadi has put his extensive knowledge into practice with the aim of providing the best possible medical treatment for his patients. During his medical career, Dr. David Samadi has helped thousands of patients fight and conquer prostate cancer and other urological problems.
Dr. David B. Samadi’s medical practice is founded on experience, professionalism, and compassion. When dealing with prostate cancer patients, the doctor-patient relationship has to be based on trust and understanding.
Dr. Samadi has built himself an impressive resume, working in some of the most prestigious hospitals in New York, as Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery.

In 2007, Dr. David Samadi has succeeded to modify the advanced robotic technique in order to improve the sex life of prostate cancer patients who undergo prostate surgery. SMART Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, the prostate being approached from the inside out, rather than from the outside in. This revolutionary approach spares the nerves responsible for the sexual and urinary functions, the best results being achieved.

Between January 2011 and June 2013, Dr. David B. Samadi was the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also became a contributor and medical consultant for Fox News.

Starting with June 2013 until June 2019, Dr. David Samadi was the Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. After having done thousands of robotic prostatectomies, Dr. David Samadi has built a premier Urology program at Lenox Hill Hospital. Here, Dr. Samadi performed the DaVinci prostatectomy along with his modified robotic technique, SMART Surgery.

Currently, Dr. David Samadi acts as Director of Men’s Health at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. He and his medical team use the latest technology in order to provide the most advanced medical treatment for urological problems, such as prostate cancer, prostatitis, BPH, bladder cancer or other men’s health issues.

Dr. Samadi actively supports his patients, both directly and indirectly, by spreading his knowledge of robotic surgery in hospitals all over the world. He uses the most advanced techniques in treating prostate cancer, ensuring the best outcomes for his patients. Dr. Samadi is devoted to his profession and proves not only to be an Expert Surgeon, but also a compassionate doctor.

David Samadi Work History

Columbia Presbyterian, New York

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital is a top 5 Hospital in US, providing specialized medical care. After 5 years spent at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. David Samadi has obtained the certificate of Prostate Cancer Expert.

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

The Mount Sinai Medical Center provides exceptional medical care, for local and global communities. Between 2011-2013, Dr. David Samadi has served as Chief of Robotic Surgery.

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

Dr. David Samadi acted as Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. He has performed more than 7000 robotic prostate surgeries, using the DaVinci robot and SMART Surgery.

St. Francis Hospital, New York

St. Francis is constantly ranked one of the best hospitals in the nation. Here, Dr. David Samadi serves as the Director of Men’s Health.

  • Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • SMART Surgery Technique
  • Bladder Cancer Treatment
  • Urologic Cancer Treatment
  • 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)
Publications & Presentations
  • 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)

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