Iranian-born Dr. David Samadi grew up in a community where Persian-Jewish history and culture were amalgamated. He left Iran at age 15 when the revolution ended in 1979. He studied in Belgium and London before settling in the United States and completed secondary education in Roslyn, New York. He earned his degree in biochemistry at Stony Brook University on a full scholarship.
A Medical Dream
Dr. David Samadi attended the State University of New York where he earned his medical degree. During his postgraduate training, while specializing in Urology and Proctology, he attended Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2001 respectively. He was an oncology fellow in proctology at Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2001 and worked at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in France for a robotic radical prostatectomy in 2002.
The Invention of Change
Dr. David Samadi hoped to alleviate the prostate cancer scene. With Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment (SMART), his invention has been used on thousands of surgeries related to prostate cancer and recorded significant results. SMART was invented to promote a less invasive option for open surgeries.
Bringing Health Awareness
In order to promote consciousness of issues on health, Dr. Samadi launched DrSamadiTV.com, a web counterpart of his TV segment. He wants people to become aware of their health even in the absence of health professionals in their area. The show records one episode every week and is shown every Sunday.
Awards and Citations
With his contributions in the medical field, Dr. Samadi has been recognized by several award-giving bodies. He was named the Most Compassionate Doctor, One of the Top Doctors in America, and received the Patient’s Choice award. The New York Times and New York Magazine honored him as one the Top Doctors of America for all his medical work.
When Words Change Lives
Beyond his work in the medical world, Dr. Samadi is also known for his encouraging words. When Mitt Romney went through surgery for prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi announced the successful prognosis. In his interview with Ideamensch, he mentioned that ideas always come and go. People must remind themselves by sketching or creating something that can be associated with inspiring ideas.
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