Dr. David B Samadi is a urologist at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also the Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery. Samadi is one of the highest paid doctors in all of New York.
The beginning of his life was spent in Iran where he was born. However at the young age of 15 years old, he was forced to move due to a revolution taking place. He then moved to Belgium and London before finally reaching the United States. He finished high school in New York and then went on to get his degree in biochemistry at Stony Brook University. Samadi is now a very successful doctor. He is considered a celebrity doctor, making appearances on television. He has done surgeries in more than 45 countries in his time. His experience comes from years of practice at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. One of his main focuses at the time is making prostate surgery easier. He has developed what is called SMART surgery.
The process involves working around the nerves surrounding the prostate with very precise precision. Doing so, Samadi is able to prevent a long list of nasty side effects that usually occur from traditional procedures. Samadi works to make discoveries like this every day. He stated that he typically is up by 4:30 in the morning and reaches work by 6 o’clock. He does surgery procedures up to three times a week. One of the reasons that he is so good at what he does is because he has a vivid photographic memory. Due to this, he is able to look at drawings and be able to locate particular aspects during surgery. He keeps his life in check by surrounding himself with self-driven people like himself. He strides to see the results he wants and doesn’t stop until he does. He stated that his is able to manage the stress of his job through deep breathing techniques.
However, he considers himself very lucky because he states that he never has had to do a job that he didn’t love. He strives to help others and enjoys doing so. He also has began robot surgery in recent months. He is trying to find ways to intergrade robot technology into his surgery techniques. He has become one of the most caring and successful doctors in the country today, making great contributions.
Almost 40 percent adults in the United States face a diagnosis of cancer at some stage in their lives. According to NCI (National Cancer Institute), roughly 14.5 million citizens of United States had cancer in the year 2014. The number is expected to be over 19 million by 2024. Thanks to advances that are made by companies such as Temper, the forecast seems better. Tempus leads the charge in precision medicine that are data enabled. The health industry is up to speed with the modern health care technology.
Eric Lefkofsky, the founder of Tempus never had a personal experience with treatment of cancer, until his spouse was diagnosed with breast cancer. He got shocked when he learned about the gaping hole existing in the field regarding digital technology and data collection. Despite the amount of data collected and generated by patients and their treatments, there’s no streamlined, effective way to collect that information and use it effectively.
That’s why Tempus came into play. The company had an impressive and lofty goal of transforming how cancer care delivered. Tempus developed a platform that analyzes molecular and clinical data of patients. It had means of developing analytics software but had some issues.
Eric Lefkofsky was born on Sept. 2, 1969. He’s an entrepreneur from the U.S. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Tempus. He co-founded ECHO (Echo Global Logistics), INWK(InnerWorkings), Uptake, and Mediaocean. Lefkofsky is the co founder of venture capital (VC) firm, Lightbank. He studied at University of Michigan (UM), where he graduated cum laude in the year 1991. He continued studying at Michigan Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in the year 1993.
Lefkofsky with his wife Liz established Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006, which is a private charitable foundation, meant to advance initiatives that are of high impact that improves lives in communities that are served. Lefkofsky works as Trustee for World Business Chicago, MSI (Museum of Science and Industry), and The Art Institute of Chicago. He’s an adjunct lecturer at U of C and Accelerated Disruption author.