Highly skilled surgeon and prostrate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi recently put his thoughts about his career into words. He revealed how even as a young boy he wanted to become a doctor so he could help others. Dr. David Samadi and his brother Dan were born and raised in Iran’s Persian Jewish community. Following the Iranian Revolution they were separated from their family and went to Belgium and London to continue their education before travelling to America.
After graduating from Stony Brook University in New York with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dr. Samadi completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He went on to complete his fellowship in urology oncology from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Currently the Chairman of the Urology Department at Lenox Hill Hospital and Chief of Robotic Surgery, Dr. Samadi revealed how he strives to focus on the constructive strengths in his life and career. He focuses on attaining positive goals and staying away from factors like negativity and jealousy. According to Dr. Samadi, he does all he can to help everyone feel good about themselves. He accomplishes this by acting toward his staff as if they were family, sharing good times as well as bad.
During his interview, he called attention to advances in technologies over the years and how physicians can achieve better results by making use of the technologies. He recommended people invest in telesurgery, telemedicine and related technologies. Dr. Samadi referred to what he considers his greatest accomplishment, the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART), which he developed and which lets him carry out more precise surgeries and avert nerve damage. The inventive technique trims surgical time down to less than two hours while decreasing hospital recuperation time to less than 24 hours.
When describing a typical day of his, Dr. Samadi said it usually starts before 5 a.m. and he arrives at his office about an hour later. He found he is very productive during the morning hours and spends time to talk with his patients after his medical procedures have been accomplished. Dr. Samadi, who has completed more than 7,000 surgeries, revealed that many of his clients recommend him to other patients.
Dr. Samadi disclosed that even though hospital work can be complicated every now and then, the encouraging results have always inspired him. As well as his career as a doctor and international lecturer, Dr. Samadi was a medical correspondent for Fox News Channel’s Sunday House Call show and he writes about health news on his website’s blog.