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Dr. David B. Samadi, M.D. is a global leader in the field of treating prostate cancer. He is known for his leadership in pioneering men’s health in the field of urology, where he is board certified. Male patients come from across North America to work with him in the diagnoses and treatment of several issues men may face. These issues include prostate cancer, bladder cancer, multiple urologic diseases as well as kidney cancer. In addition to treating diseases and various types of cancer, Dr. David Samadi specializes in working with men in various verticals that improve their quality of life, such as improving sexual function and reducing incontinence.

To date, Dr. David Samadi has performed more than seven thousand prostate surgeries by using a robotic method and he is also highly sought after for his treatment that utilizes Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy, a minimally invasive treatment that has become exceedingly popular in the past several years. Currently, he works at Lenox Hill Hospital where he serves in the prestigious role of Chairman of Urology as well as Chief of Robotic Surgery of Urology. Prior to working at Lenox Hill, he successfully held the positions of Chief of the Division of Robotics in the Urology Department as well as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in specifically the Urology Department.

While Dr. David Samadi is best known for his work in laproscopic surgery, which many people turn to due to the fact that it is so minimally invasive and has a shorter recover time with less chances of complications, he is also one of the very few urologic Oncologic surgeons in the country that is also trained in open surgery as well as robotic surgery. The fact that he is certified in all three primary areas of surgery has given him an edge that allows him to easily pivot his treatment recommendations, as well as showing his focus to being one of the best surgeons in the urology field in the country. Dr. David Samadi is highly passionate about staying up to date on the latest technology available and believes greatly in using the revolutionary da Vinci system. This surgical system is designed to give surgeons incredible dexterity and a greater field of vision during a procedure, allowing them to be incredibly precise at every turn.

Dr. David Samadi was born in Iran, where he grew up in a close Persian Jewish community.

Dr. David Samadi’s Social Media: www.youtube.com/user/RoboticOncology

There are some people who focus fully on one aspect of their career and never push themselves to do anything beyond the work that they are supposed to do. Dr. David Samadi is not that kind of a person. He is someone who gives enough of his time and attention to the surgical work that he completes, but he is also someone who works in other ways, as well. His career is all about detecting prostate cancer and then treating it, and he does a good job of working with his patients. He is also someone who has appeared on TV and on the radio, sharing some of his knowledge with others in that way. He is a great doctor, but he is willing to do more than just hold to the traditional way of dealing with patients and letting that be enough.

Dr. David Samadi had the chance to share about a typical day in his life, and he was open about doing that. He shared that he rises before most do, starting his day very early. He likes to get to the office before others are around, completing all kinds of tasks before the rest of the world is active. He mentioned that he spends the day on his feet, leading a very active life. Dr. David Samadi completes surgeries on a few different days each week, and he always checks up on his patients before he finishes with work for the day.

When Dr. David Samadi was given the chance to share if there is anything that he would change about the past if he could, he was honest in saying that he is not sure if there is. He is happy with the path that he took to get to the place he is at now. He believes that everything that he went through was right for him, that it helped him to become who he is. He went into detail, sharing how each job that he had helped to get ready for what he does now, in some way. He is happy with the journey that has led him to the busy life that he has now.

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Eric Lefkofsky is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in America. He is in total the co-founder of seven companies. The seven companies are namely Tempus, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, Uptake and Lightbank. He is currently the CEO of Tempus and Chairman of Groupon.

 

Lefkofsky had an entrepreneurial and business bent of mind since the early start of his career when he sold carpets during his years at the University of Michigan. After he completed his law studies in 1993, Lefkofsky and his friend Brand Keywell bought an apparel company in Madison, Wisconsin by borrowing money from relatives. In 1999 Lefkofsky and Keywell started another business venture when they started Starbelly which dealt with internet promotional products. Starbelly had a booming start and grew exponentially. They sold the flourishing company to Halo Industries after which Lefkofsky joined Halo as the Chief Operating Officer. However, after few years the company became bankrupt.

 

After the downfall Starbelly, Lefkofsky went on to co-found InnerWorkings in 2001. InnerWorkings is a pure marketing firm which serves about 500 brands belonging to various types of industries. The company has its branches across, North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In 2005, Lefkofsky and Keywell founded the Echo Global Logistics or Echo which offers web-based technology supported transportation and supply chain management services. Echo was successful in attracting a major client New Enterprise Associates which is the large tech investor of the U.S.

 

In January 2007, Lefkofsky gave about $1,000,000 to Andrew Mason for starting the online e-commerce marketplace ThePoint.com which is now famous as Groupon. The e- commerce marketplace connects its subscribers with the merchants by providing activities, travel and various services all across 28 countries.

 

According to Forbes, Lefkofsky has been involved in millions of dollars of charities for cancer patients. After leaving Groupon, he is now completely focused on building a health tech startup for modernizing and accelerating the cancer cure. Tempus is helping doctors to make smart and accurate decisions based on analyzing personalized data and genetic codes of the patients using cutting edge sequencing of genomes. Tempus helps in the better analyzing of the genetic code by using statistical analysis to provide more accurate and personalized medication. Currently, Tempus is working with breast, lung and pancreatic cancers with more plans to expand options.

 

Lefkofsky is a well-known philanthropist and donated about $1.2 million to University of Michigan for research in cancer, $250,000 to New York’s Weill Corner Medicine, $500,000 to support gastric cancer research at Stanford University.

 

Lefkofsky also is an excellent teacher and loves teaching in business schools. He taught disruptive business models at De Paul University and Kellogg School of Management. He is also the author of the book “Accelerated Disruption” which deals with disruptive businesses. The book mainly deals with how young, vibrant startups can go downhill because of challenges of fast technology in spite of the brilliant ideas behind them. In the book, he has discussed various potent mantras on how to deal with the fast growing technology in future so that you can keep your company thriving.