Mount Sinai names Dr. Samadi vice chair of urology

November 4, 2010

David B. Samadi, MD, has been named vice chair of the department of urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

David B. Samadi, MD, has been named vice chair of the department of urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

Dr. Samadi joined Mount Sinai in 2007 as director of robotics and minimally invasive surgery.

"In his new role, Dr. Samadi will lead the effort to expand the scope of the department of urology," said Simon Hall, MD, professor and chair of the department of urology. "He will provide a special emphasis on building relationships with outside physicians and other medical entities to increase our department’s market share and presence."

Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologist and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, including kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. He performs many advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy.

During Dr. Samadi’s tenure at Mount Sinai, he has performed 1,500 radical da Vinci prostatectomies.