How Dr. David Samadi Became A Celebrity Urologist


Dr. David Samadi is a highly regarded urologist who often makes media appearances. He has performed over 7000 robotic prostate surgeries on men who have developed prostate cancer. He is a member of both the American Medical Association and the American Urologic Association. For the past five years he has practiced at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. He is this hospital’s chief of robotic surgery and chairman of urology. Prior to this he worked at Mount Sinai Hospital where he was the chief of the division of robotics as well as the department of urology. Born and raised in Iran, Dr. David Samadi and his brother left this county after the Iranian Revolution because they are Jewish. They ended up in the state of New York which is where they both completed high school. He now lives in Old Westbury, New York, and is married to Sahar Danielpour.

His educational background includes B.S. Stony Brook University, M.D. Montefiore Medical Center, Henri Mondor – Creteil, France, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.In addition to prostate cancer, Dr. David Samadi also diagnoses and treats kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and other urologic diseases. He designed the surgery he performs which he named the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique, or the acronym SMART. Unlike open surgery, which is often used by other urologists, his technique is minimally invasive which greatly reduces the side effects his patients will experience.

He also lectures and trains other urologists where teaches them about the da Vinci robotic surgical system. He has lectured internationally and has also written many articles which have appeared around the world. These have been in several publications including the Journal of Robotic Surgery, The World Journal of Urology, and Urologic Oncology among others. Forbe’s Magazine has featured him in one of their issues and he has been on Fox News Channel many times as one of their medical consultants and contributors.People who want to see his media appearances and his show can go to drsamaditv.com. Every weekend he hosts a show called Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi which appear at this website each Sunday.