NEW YORK -- David Samadi, MD, chair of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, recently received the prestigious John Kingsley Lattimer Award from the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America.
Dr. Samadi was honored for his outstanding leadership in urology, dedication and achievements in the field, and excellence in research, teaching and patient care.
An internationally recognized leader in robotic prostate cancer treatment, Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologist and an oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, and prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. Demonstrating his expertise in advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer, he developed his own surgical technique for removing cancerous prostates – known as the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique or SMART. To date, he has performed more than 4,500 robotic prostatectomy procedures.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with kidney and urologic diseases and individuals waiting for organ and tissue transplants, methods of prevention, and improved treatment options.
Over the past decade, Dr. Samadi has been actively involved in training and proctoring urologists across the country and internationally. His website, Robotic Oncology has been translated into six different languages. He is a member of the American Urologic Association and the American Medical Association.