Wizard of robotic surgery from New York to Cyprus

Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery



Dr. David B. Samadi, M.D. serves as Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital since June 6, 2013. Dr. Samadi was Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology and Chief of the Division of Robotics in the Department of Urology of the Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Samadi is one of the nation’s leading urologic oncologists specializing in robotics and minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer. He is a leader in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and has performed over 3000 robotic prostate surgeries.

Old Westbury, New York
United States
Iranian Jewish
Sahar Danielpour

B.S. Stony Brook University

M.D. Montefiore Medical Center

Henri Mondor - Creteil, France

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Chairman of Urology Dept. at Lenox Hill Hospital

Chief of Robotic Surgery

Program Director of Urology Residency

Fox News Contributor and member of Medical A Team

Chief Medical Correspondent AM 970 NYC


Dr. David Samadi is a celebrity doctor, a board certified urologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer, and specializes in advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy. Samadi has a very interesting life story, being born and raised in the Persian Jewish community of Iran. At the age of 15, along with his brother, he was forced to leave the Iranian community to Belgium, after the Revolution in 1979. Separated by his family a lot of changes has influenced his life, after the Iranian Revolution. Without his entire family, Samadi and his brother Dan were forced to start a new life on their own, without their parents and their little sister Heidi. Despite the fact that they were both young and alone, both Samadi and Dan proved that they were strong and ambitious and they followed their dream of making their parents proud of them. David Samadi continued to study for accomplishing his biggest desire, that of becoming a doctor. Once the two brothers arrived in America, their life started to be better and happier in their new surroundings. The first 6 years were very productive for David Samadi and by 1990 he completed his first years at Stony Brook School of Medicine with honors.

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Samadi continued his education both in Belgium and in London, before arriving in the United Stated where he had the chance to finish the high school in Roslyn, New York. After finishing the high school Samadi attended Stony Broke University and earned his degree in biochemistry on a full scholarship. He received a master degree from S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York in 1994. David B. Samadi completed his postgraduate training in Urology at Montefiore Medical Center. He finished his training in proctology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996 and Montefiore Medical Center in 2000. In 2001, Samadi completed an oncology fellowship in proctology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Under the mentorship of Professor Claude Abbou, he accomplished a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in France in 2002.

David Samadi also joined the faculty of Mt. Sinai School in 2007 where he became the Vice Chair of the Department of Urology and the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

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David Samadi is a leader in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and has performed over 3000 robotic prostate surgeries. Dr. Samadi established a robust practice at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he served as Director of Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery in the Department of Urology. He is a board-certified urologist and a leader in men’s health, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and other urologic diseases, providing targeted therapies for men that not only treat the disease, but also reduce incontinence, improve sexual function and quality of life.

Dr. Samadi has performed more than 800 robotic laparoscopic procedures, and frequently lectures and trains other urologists on the use of the da VinciĀ® robotic surgical system, a revolutionary technology that magnifies the surgical field significantly and gives surgeons greater visualization, dexterity, and precision during surgery. Dr. Samadi is unique in that he is one of very few urologic Oncologic surgeons in the United States trained in all three primary areas of surgery-open, laparoscopic, and robotic. He serves as a Member of the Medical Advisory Board at PinnacleCare International, LLC. Dr. Samadi is the Founder and Director of Mount Sinai’s Robotic Fellowship Program.

He is also an international lecturer and has written many publications, including articles in Urologic Oncology, Journal of the Society of Laparascopic Surgeons, Journal of Robotic Surgery, and the World Journal of Urology. Dr. Samadi has been featured in Forbe’s Magazine, Connecticut’s cable news channel, Cable News 12, and his articles have been published in many medical journals. He was recognized in the Best Doctors issue of New York Magazine in 2009. Additionally, Dr. Samadi is a member of the American Urologic Association and the American Medical Association. He is Board certified from American Board of Urology. He did his Residency in General Surgery from Montefiore Medical Center in 1996 and Urology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2000. He did his Fellowship in Urology Oncology from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2001 and Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery from Henri Mondor Hospital, France in 2002. He completed M.D from S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York in 1994.

In addition to his career as a doctor, he is the host of Sunday House call on Fox News Channel and has worked for the channel for five years. He has launched a radio program on am970, World Health News as well as a website to blog about health news.

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