Dr. David Samadi: Chief of Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Samadi developed the SMART technique, or the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment, for prostate cancer and has one of the best cancer-free success rates after surgery in the United States. At 90% of his patients being free of cancer after surgery, he is known across the globe for his abilities and people seek out his knowledge and abilities from all over the United States. He has performed almost 8,000 robotic prostatectomies mostly using the da Vinci method in the last ten years. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. David Samadi is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association. Along with being a successful surgeon with one of the highest pay rates in New York, he is also an expert on Fox News Health and a member of the Medical A-Team. He has been a medical consultant and contributor for Fox News since June of 2009.

Dr. David Samadi can be seen on Sundays as part of the Medical A Team’s Sunday House Call. These videos and much more from different segments Samadi was featured on can be seen on SamadiTV. SamadiTV is a web channel about prostate health and along with the TV segments features videos with medical information and advice from Dr. David Samadi.

Born in Iran in 1964, he was raised Hebrew in a Persian-Jewish community. He lived with his parents, his father a businessman and mother a homemaker, and his younger brother and sister until the Iranian revolution of 1979. Directly after the war, Samadi and his 12-year-old brother Dan left Iran for Belgium being forced to leave their parents and sister, Heidi, behind. The two had their education funded by their parents and continued their schooling in Belgium, London, and eventually New York.

He completed his M.D. in New York at the Stony Brook School of Medicine. His bachelor’s in biochemistry was earned at Stony Brook University under full scholarship.

Previously employed at Mount Sinai Medical Center as the Chief of Robotic Surgery, he left in 2013 to join Lenox Hill Hospital in New York as their Chairman of Urology as well as their Chief of Robotic Surgery. When leaving Mount Sinai, he invited his entire staff with him to his new position at Lenox Hill Hospital. His first position was as the Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He held this position from July of 2002 to May of 2007.