Dr David Samadi, Chief of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Have you ever had to face a life altering medical decision? It can be a very traumatic and humbling experience. You go through daily life knowing you don’t know everything, but believing you know enough to accomplish your goals. Then a seemingly routine doctor’s visit turns into life or death…and you have to choose who will take care of you.

Dr. David Samadi, Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, is the person you want if you are a man facing prostate cancer. He has made a career of researching the best methods for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer. While he has performed surgeries in 45 countries, Dr. Samadi’s experience also includes television and radio shows concerning men’s health. He has a website, SamadiMD.com, where he can share his knowledge with more people. You can also reserve a consultation with him through the site. His first and foremost concern is the quality of care given his patients.

After obtaining a biochemistry degree from Stony Brook University, he went on to complete medical school in 1994 from Stony Brook Medical School, and has continued with an illustrious career. Dr. David Samadi’s dedication to his craft is best seen by his patients. In 2001, he began a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in France. Currently he is Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has set up state-of-the-art robotics surgery units and a team of professionals to work with him, doing up to five robotic prostate surgeries a day when needed. His team has worked together over two decades and each knows his or her position and what is expected. They are a tight knit work family.

While prostate cancer is Dr. David Samadi’s specialty, his interests include other areas of men’s health as well. His center at Lenox Hill Hospital is a comprehensive one-stop shop for men to be sure their heart, lung, prostate, fertility, and testosterone levels are all in good condition. To know more about him click here.

Everyone needs to have outlets for stress. Dr. Samadi uses deep breathing to manage it, surrounding himself with people he can trust. He spends time with family and friends, plays sports (particularly tennis), and lots of backgammon. He credits his love of backgammon partly from being part of a Persian community, but also considers it very challenging – like life.