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Dr. David Samadi: Medical a Team Member

Dr. David Samadi was born in 1964 in an Iranian Persian Jewish community. In 1979, Samadi and his younger brother Dan were forced to leave Iran after the Iranian Revolution without their parents and 5-year-old sister, Heidi. At ages 15 and 12, they left for Belgium to continue their education. Fortunately, his businessman father was able to fund their schooling and eventually, the two left Belgium for London. When high school approached, Dan and Dr. David Samadi decided to immigrate to New York in the United States.

At Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology. He is also the Chief of Robotic Surgery at the hospital and has been there since the year 2013. When he made the move from his previous position, he took his entire surgical staff with him to Lenox Hill. He has done thousands of robotic prostate surgeries at Lenox Hill and also developed the SMART technique using the da Vinci robotic operating system. SMART stands for Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment. It allows for shorter healing times with less risk due to the ability to use smaller incisions.

In 1994, Dr. David Samadi graduated from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. He completed residencies in urology and proctology from Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2000 and 1996. In 2001 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. David Samadi completed an oncology fellowship in proctology. Subsequently, he had a fellowship in robotic radical prostatectomy at Henri Mondor Hospital in France under Professor Claude Abbou as a mentor.

After graduation, he was the Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. In 2007, he joined the team of Mount Sinai Medical Center as the Chief of Robotic Surgery. In 2011, he was named Vice Chair of Urology and Mount Sinai. He left to work at Lenox Hill in 2013.

Dr. David Samadi is also on the Fox News Health team as a contributor and consultant. He is a member of the Medical A Team and is featured on Sunday House Call. SamadiTV is an online news channel that features videos from Fox featuring Samadi and other videos and resources about prostate cancer.

Dr. David Samadi has two children with his wife, SaharDanielpour. The family loves and is devoted to the United States of America.

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