Dr. David Samadi – Innovator of Urology

Dr. David Samadi, M.D., is well known for his constant innovations as a surgeon in the field of urology. Not only is he a regular contributor to major national news outlets such as Fox News where he discusses important issues such as healthcare reform, he is also an expert in the treatment of prostate cancer. Although Dr. Samadi’s life may seem glamorous now, he has had to overcome plenty of adversity in order to get where is today.

Dr. Samadi had always been an excellent student and enjoyed obtaining new knowledge that would get him closer to reaching his goals. He was forced to flee his home country of Iraq back in 1979 as Saddam Hussein’s regime took control of the country. This led him to travel the world and study abroad to gain the skills necessary to make his dreams of becoming a medical doctor a reality. Dr. Samadi eventually settled in the United States with his family and attended Stony Brook University. He first achieved a degree in Biochemistry, and later enrolled in the medical program at the Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he was able to complete his dream of becoming a medical doctor.

Throughout his many years working with patients with prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi has been able to come up with some of the best treatment plans and advice for patients that are dealing with the deadly disease. He highly recommends opting to have surgery if the cancer is localized to the prostate over undergoing radiation treatment. Patients that go through with radiation have a much greater chance of death or developing a secondary cancer in another part of the body. Notable prostate cancer patients that have taken his advice on getting surgery to remove the cancerous prostate include high profile politicians such as Colin Powell, John Kerry, and Mitt Romney.

Along with his innovative work in the treatment of prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi also has many years of experience in treating kidney and bladder cancer. His approach to working with patients and practicing medicine follows a quality over quantity approach. He prefers to take his time really getting to know his patients in order to get a true understanding of their unique situation. This allows him to tailor his surgical approach perfectly for that individual patient so they can achieve the best possible outcome with minimal risk involved.

Today, Dr. Samadi is the chairman of the Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, located in New York City. He has held the position since 2012 and it is one of biggest accomplishments. He also teaches a new generation of medical doctors at the Hofstra North Shore School of Medicine.

His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsamadi