David B. Samadi, MD is the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is one of the very few urologic surgeons in the United States trained in oncology, open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. To date, Dr. Samadi has performed over 2,100 robotic laparoscopic prostate surgeries, and the results are very pleasing for his patients. Since his arrival at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in May 2007, he has successfully performed over 500 robotic prostatectomy surgeries, averaging 40-50 new cases per month. Additionally, over the past 7 years, Dr. Samadi has been actively involved in training and proctoring urologists across the country and internationally.
Dr. David B. Samadi is a board-certified urologist and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer. He performs many advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy.
Dr. Samadi is one of the few surgeons in New York State qualified to perform a robotic prostatectomy, using the da Vinci robotic system. He is the first surgeon in the United States to successfully perform a robotic surgery redo, demonstrating his mastery of the da Vinci robotic system and proven ability to medically help patients with low and high risks of prostate cancer.
He completed his post graduate training in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and in urology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He went on to do an oncology fellowship in urology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in France under the mentorship of Professor Claud Abbou.
Dr. Samadi is a member of the American Urologic Association and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Samadi is Founder and Director of Mount Sinai’s Robotic Fellowship Program. The Program is dedicated to clinical and surgical excellence by providing exceptional opportunities for doctors who have completed their residency to train directly with Dr. Samadi. Fellows typically will spend a year working as a full-time, paid assistant to Dr. Samadi. However, all surgeries are performed by Dr. Samadi from beginning to end. Fellowships are awarded based on merit, along with potential to contribute to the fields of urology, oncology, and minimally invasive surgery.
The Robotic Fellowship Program has 3 components: medical research, clinical training with an emphasis on robotic, laparoscopic, and renal surgical methods, and treatment of urological diseases, which includes prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.Health articles