Dr. David Samadi Talks about his Career and Entrepreneurship Journey

Dr. David Samadi is a medical expert who is renowned in the world for the thousands of minimally invasive treatments that target prostate cancer such as laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy. He works at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York as the chief robotic surgery and chairman of urology. David has carried out surgeries in over 45 countries. Besides, the urologist has also practiced in many prestigious institutions in the United States such as Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. David Samadi, during an interview on ideamensch, talked about his entrepreneurship, recent trends that excite him and his passion for urology. David said that results drive him and he is not a chairperson that likes holding long meetings. He further pointed out that he avoids negativity and thrives on positive energy. Dr. Samadi said that he tries to stay away from jealousy and envy, noting that they are worse than cancer.

As an entrepreneur, David said that the fact that he manages his stress through deep breathing and keeping people who he trusts has helped him to become more successful as an entrepreneur. David relaxes through playing sports such as tennis, which makes him more productive. Samadi also plays backgammon, saying that you will still find the game challenging even if you understand it. David says that backgammon reminds him of life, noting that his passion for this game is partly because he is part of a Persian community.

Asked about his worst job, Dr. David noted that he counts himself among the lucky people because he has never been in a position that he doesn’t like. The urologist said that working in major hospitals can be challenging at times, but it is equally rewarding. David said that he would not do anything differently if he were to start again. He said that he has always been at the right place at the right time. David noted an incidence in 2000 when he was working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and performing open surgery. He heard about an exploration of laparoscopic surgery by French doctors for prostate cancer. David said that he was lucky to spend a full year in France where he helped in pioneering work when the idea was still novel. The robots came later, and he worked with the team in France to carry out some of the first robotic prostate operations in the globe. The urologist said that his career took off from that because no other individual in America possessed the three specialists.

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