Dr. David Samadi: Head of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital
Dr. David Samadi is currently the chairman of Urology as well as the head of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. He is a world-renowned medical expert and has conducted several successful operations on prostate cancer patients. Dr. Samadi specializes in the treatment of urologic diseases such as bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. He is particularly recognized for the thousands of minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer such as laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. He has inspired and taught many doctors with interest in robotic surgery solutions.
Dr. Samadi has a very rich educational background which probably has aided him in achieving various medical milestones. He got his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Stony Brook University before proceeding to Stony Brook School of medicine for his M.D in 1994. As if that was not enough, he undertook postgraduate training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore medical center. Dr. Samadi has also attended a fellowship on radical prostatectomy in France at Henri Mondor hospital.
Besides his brilliant medical career, Dr. Samadi was the host of a TV show known as “Sunday Housecall” between 2011 and 2016 on the Fox News Channel. He also started a radio program and a website (SamadiMD.com) in 2015 to share health-related information to a wider audience.
What is the most recent idea that you came up with?
Currently, I am working on a new prostate removal technique known as Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART). The traditional method of prostate removal being used by doctors is painful and causes several side effects. That is probably the reason why most men postpone the treatment. However, with the new prostate removal technique I have developed, there are almost zero side effects.
How does your day look like, and how do you make the most out of it?
My day usually starts at 4:30 AM, and by 6 I am already in my office. I carry out operations at least twice a week. Before I leave work, I check all my patients to ensure that everything is fine.
How do you generate new ideas?
I have a strong photographic memory so I solve problems by sketching down or drawing. Immediately an idea clicks in my mind I demonstrate it.
What strategy do you apply to succeed as an entrepreneur?
Word-of-mouth has worked for me for many years. I deliver my best, and my patients have access to me whenever they want.