Dr. David Samadi: The Modern Surgeon

Dr. David Samadi was born and raised in Iran until he was 15, at which time he had to leave his home. Accompanied by his brother, Samadi started a new life without the rest of his family in Belgium. He attended school in Belgium and London, finally finishing high school in New York after moving to the United States. After high school, Samadi received a full scholarship at Stony Broke University. He earned a biochemistry degree there, and then received his master degree from S.U.N.Y., Stony Brooke School of Medicine. Afterwards, he studied at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, then completed an oncology fellowship in proctology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then completed a French robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship.

Dr. Samadi developed the SMART Surgery technique. The acronym SMART stands for Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique. It is essentially a recreation of the anatomic RRP technique on a robotic system. The robot is virtually a device that allows and assists in improved anatomic radical prostatectomy.

In order to make his knowledge more accessible to the general public, Dr. David Samadi created Dr. Samadi TV. It is a website that focuses on various aspects of health and wellness. He posts different videos and articles frequently. The topics of his videos range from “Myths & Facts About Prostate Cancer,” to “Effects of the Sun on Your Skin.” His blog contains posts about sex, food and diet, fitness and exercise, health guides and tips, and cancer. Samadi also has a strong social media presence with over 500,000 likes on Facebook and over 2,000 subscribers on YouTube. Among other successes, Dr. Samadi has been honored with the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award, and named among Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Super Doctors, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Best Doctors New York Magazine, America’s Top Doctors, and Most Compassionate Doctor.

Dr. Samadi has an influential role in the world of medicine. In regards to Mitt Romney’s cancer diagnosis, Samadi stated that he typically suggests that men use surgery over radiation. He encourages diagnosed men to find experienced physicians to help them make the best, informed decisions. In an interview with Ideamensch, Samadi revealed how his photographic memory allows him to bring his ideas to life. Dr. David Samadi continues to help others as he brings his knowledge and sharp mind to his work.

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