Urologist, Surgeon, Celebrity Doctor
Hard work, dedication and empathy for his patients are the driving motivators behind Dr. Samadi’s successful career. The path towards becoming one of New York’s top urologists was a challenging one, but this hasn’t deterred him from achieving his mission. After years of educating himself in the top NY medical universities, it was only natural that he advanced his career in the city’s most popular hospitals.
David Samadi’s likable and empathetic personality have made him the perfect correspondent for sharing his medical expertise on television and becoming an ambassador for prostate cancer awareness all over the world.
Columbia Presbyterian, New York
After completing his fellowship in France, Dr Samadi’s urologist background landed him a job at Columbia Presbyterian in New York, as Chief of Robotic Surgery, in 2002. He spread his knowledge to medical students as he was also acting as an Assistant Professor of Urology at Columbia University. Between June 2002 and March 2007, he was named Director of Robotic Surgery and Instructor and Proctor for Robotic Urologic and Gynecologic Surgery. The five years spent at Columbia Presbyterian set the stepping-stone for a career focused on patient care, early diagnosis and complete eradication of prostate cancer for men.
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Between January 2011 and June 2013, Dr. Samadi performed as Vice Chairman at the Department of Urology and as Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He was also an Associate Professor of Urology at Mount Sinai. During his experience at Mount Sinai, Dr. Samadi reached the milestone of 4000 robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies. Almost half of these procedures were handled using David Samadi’s SMART Technique. “The combination of the robotic technology and SMART technique allows me to be even more precise when eliminating prostate cancer. It underscores the importance of volume and experience in this type of surgery,” said Samadi. “Even difficult operations become routine with the robot and the SMART technique.” In the years spent at Mount Sinai, dr. Samadi lead the development and was the director of the Robotic Fellowship Program.
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
Between June 2013 and June 2019, Dr. David Samadi served as Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. The Urology department at Lenox Hill is situated in the Upper East Side and it’s where Dr. Samadi performed the surgeries after he saw his patients at his personal medical office in midtown Manhattan. State of the art equipment, as the Da Vinci robot, luxurious facilities and a team of dedicated professionals, ensured that every patient is well taken care of and that any intervention is done in a safe and secure manner. It’s at Lenox Hill where Dr. David Samadi earned the recognition as one of the Top 3 Best Urologists in New York and reached the threshold of 7,500 radical robotic prostatectomies.
2012 – 2016, Fox NewsDoctor Samadi appeared on Sunday Housecall and Fox and Friends, as part of Fox News’ Medical A-Team, up until the Sunday Housecall cancellation. He frequently discussed health topics, latest medical breakthroughs, shared advice on prostate cancer prevention and care and raised awareness on the serious disease that kills so many men yearly. View more videos
2016 – 2017, Live broadcast of Sunday Housecall
After Sunday Housecall has been cancelled, David Samadi hosted his own live broadcast of Sunday Housecall on his Youtube Channel, featuring top medical guests such as Cynara Coomer, Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital or Dr Sean McCance, Co-Director of Spine Surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital.View more videos
Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as a Doctor
America Live, Himself
Outnumbered, Guest Co-Host
Lou Dobbs Tonight, Himself
Happening Now, Himself
Advances in Localized Prostate Cancer Management
Advances in technology will allow us to better determine which patients are appropriate candidates for active surveillance and when to offer patients curative treatment.View research
Outcomes following robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: Pentafecta and Trifecta achievements.
This study was designed to assess the functional and oncologic outcome after robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in a single surgeon series of patients.View research
Abdominal Mass After Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: Spigelian Type Trocar Hernia
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Men are diagnosed at early stages of prostate cancer with the use of prostate specific antigen.View research
The Modulating Effects of Benign Prostate Enlargement Medications on Upgrading Predictors in Patients with Gleason 6 at Biopsy.
This study investigated whether the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (ARI) and alpha blockers affect known clinical predictors of Gleason score upgrading or not.View research
Preoperative Statin Use Associated With Lower PSA But Similar Prostate Size and Histopathologic Outcomes: Implications for Active Surveillance?
This study examines the effect of statins on prostate specimens following prostatectomy.View research
Recognitions and Fights Against Prostate Cancer
Dominican Republic’s Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago (HOMS) opened the first robotic surgery institute in the Caribbean and named it The Samadi Robotic Institute in his honor, for his global humanitarian efforts in the field of prostate cancer.
Dr. Samadi is actively involved in training and proctoring urologists across the country and internationally in his own SMART technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique).
David Samadi performed Israel’s first ever “SMART” robotic prostate removal surgery at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Samadi’s performance was broadcast live in the hospital’s auditorium to the many surgeons gathered there.
Opened two robotic institutes in Cyprus in conjunction with the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus.