Dr. David Samadi reports that Mitt Romney underwent surgery last summer for prostate cancer. It was successfully performed at the UC Irvine Hospital in California by Dr. Thomas Aherling. Prostate cancer is on the increase with about 161,360 reported cases last year and studies that estimate there will be about 164,690 confirmed cases this year. Most of the time prostate cancer will occur in men over 40, with the vast majority being in men over the age of 65. Over the years other politicians have been among those diagnosed, men like Colin Powell and John Kerry.
Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist. He is the leading surgeon in the U.S. for open surgical procedures related to prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among men, and it is Samadi’s life goal to make people aware of that. He is winning national and international awards in that area of medicine. He has been named to the Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and to the New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 22, 2016
He has performed many thousands of prostate cancer surgeries throughout the years with around 90 percent ending up completely cancer free. In addition to his award-winning prostate cancer work, he has also invented and pioneered several surgical robotics treatments. Samadi was born and raised in Iran. In 1979 when he was 15, Samadi and his little brother fled Iran during the Iranian Revolution. The first place they stopped was Belgium. They eventually settled in the U.S., where David studied to be a doctor at the Stony School of Medicine.
After graduating from here, he earned his M.D. at the S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1994. After seven more years of intense study in very prestigious programs in oncology and proctology, David married Iranian Sahar Danielpour. Today the two have two children and reside in Old Westbury, New York. Girded with a wonderful family and amazing career, Samadi is understandably very optimistic about the future. Only time will tell what great things that will bring to his doorstep.