Dr. David Samadi always had aspirations of being a doctor ever since he was a child, with the need to help people. Although he had high ambitions at such an early age, it is questionable as to where his passion for men’s health derived from, with significant concerns in fighting prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi witnessed a prostate cancer surgery during his residency and instantly knew this was his calling.
Dr. Samadi grew up in the Middle East as a youngster and lived in various parts of Europe, and he moved to the United States, but his journey was not always easy. After the Iranian revolution, he and his brother had to leave their home and were sent to Belgium, living without their parents. The boys knew, however, that they were going to doing great things.
Dr. David Samadi had the honor of studying all over the world in such areas as the Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Israel, Spain, France, and London, performing robotic surgery. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Medicine and started his post-graduate training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. His experiences provided him a well-rounded view in the field of healthcare. The renowned and gifted doctor performed surgery on patients in over 40 nations. Currently, Dr. Samadi has performed more than 7,000 prostate surgeries.
Dr. Samadi practiced at numerous esteemed institutions in the U.S that includes Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, becoming the Vice Chair of the Urology Department in 2007 and has since become Professor of Urology at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association.
Although his expertise lies within the field of detecting, diagnosing and treating patients from the early stages of cancer, he Dr. Samadi has other interests, such as hosting a show entitled “Sunday Housecall” for five years, an international radio show and on his website, sharing medical advice. The renowned doctor enjoys sharing his story and views through various interviews, providing the following information.
- When asked about his career path and why he chose this journey, he stated that he diagnoses prostate cancer and delivers effective treatment, including his unique robotic procedures. He wanted this path of medicine as a young boy through the fascination with robotic surgery and its benefits. To be successful, Dr. Samadi felt it crucial to avoid envy, jealousy, and negativity. His focus is on helping people.
- Was the good doctor ever disheartened with his career choices? Dr. Samadi stated that there were times early in his career that he felt frustrated because of the hospital system at the time and the slow treatment process, but he realized that they produced the best results at the time. He has never felt discouraged in his career although university and hospital work can be more challenging. The rewards in treating patients and teaching students continue to motivate him. Dr. Samadi states that there is nothing he would change in his life and career.
- The doctor offered some excellent advice for fellow professionals, and that is to make others feel proud of their achievements, abilities and positive traits. He believes in treating his fellow workers and staff as he does his own family, traveling, eating, laughing and crying together.
- Asked if he has business advice for his readers, Dr. Samadi states that people should consider investments in telemedicine, telesurgery, and other similar technologies. He believes that such cost-effective practices can help to serve patients without confronting geographic barriers. He does not encourage the method of surfing the web to any of his readers because he believes sites often cause more harm than good, promoting advice that provides ineffective remedies while wasting the readers time and money.
- So, what does a typical day for the doctor look like and how does he work more productively? Dr. Samadi states that he likes to get up early and maintain a consistent daily regimen. The doctor starts his day, often at 5 am, gets to the office around 6 am and most of his medical procedures are carried out during the late morning and early afternoon hours. When he feels stressed, the doctor takes time to relax now and then, enjoying board games, backgammon and a friendly game of tennis.
- Dr. Samadi believes that word-of-mouth is the best way to promote his services.
- His most significant accomplishment is the invention of the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique.
- When the doctor has a new idea, he immediately draws a diagram and got some of his ideas when watching JetBlue’s CEO interview.
- When asked about the profits of his career, Dr. Samadi stated that it was a process with standard methods of treating prostate cancer patients. He was fortunate to visit France and learn new techniques, gaining the experience with the robotic surgery. He returned to America with exceptional skills that afforded him tremendous career advancements. The doctor believes in sharing his success by recognizing the nurses he works with, acknowledging that they are vital to the medical field.