The need for robotic surgery in the treatment of prostate cancer has gradually increased by 40 percent over the last year. In many countries especially, the healthcare practitioners are embracing this treatment method in high-risk cases of cancer. Furthermore, robotic surgery has a positive impact on healthcare and the department of urology in general. Dr. David Samadi comes in as a perfect example of a health practitioner who has utilized robotic surgery to treat cancer. For decades, he has been praised for treating terminally ill patients through this robotic surgery.
Dr. David Samadi grew up in Iran. During the Iranian Revolution in 1979, there was a state of promotion in the Islam communities as most of them were secluded and eliminated. As a Persian Jew in a Muslim country, Dr. Samadi was affected. That is why with his younger brother, the duo fled Iran to seek refuge in Belgium. When they arrived in Belgium, they joined a secondary school to earn academic credentials and stay relevant in the competitive industry of careers.
Samadi then joined Rosylin School based in New York. This institution offered a rigorous education system that helped Samadi to establish a strong academic background. This solid foundation tossed him into the ocean of admirable careers. Samadi later joined Stony Brook for a course in medicine. He completed his course after six years of dedication.
Samadi went ahead to join Montefiore Medical Centre for a course in urology. Being visionary, he joined Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his training in proctology. He completed his training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Centre for Cancer. Before the completion, he pursued robotic surgery in prostatectomy from Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil.
From his training programs and coursework, Dr. Samadi started his medical practice in different hospitals. That is why in 2000, he was able to join doctors, nurses as well as cancer experts to establish a program with the aim of training people on how to deal with prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and bladder cancer. This opportunity opened new doors for him to explore different treatment options and therapies.
Dr. Samadi has since succeeded to transform an advanced technique for robotic surgery. SMART is a technique that involves a system of healthy techniques made to spare nerves when a patient is going through robotic surgery. Dr. Samadi is by no means, a successful career executive and role model to many who aspire to continue developing cancer treatment methods and options.
Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed surgeon by the Louisiana and Georgia Board of Medical Examiners. He has been in the cosmetics industry for more than a decade and even launched a few businesses. Dr. McKenna founded OVME, an innovate app that allows its users to request Botox and aesthetic treatment house-calls by connecting to freelance licensed and certified practitioners in their location.
Prior to launching OVME, Dr. Mark McKenna moved to Atlanta, Georgia and launched ShapeMed, a wellness facility that provided aesthetic treatments that include: laser hair removal, weight-loss consultation, Botox and nutrition. In 2014, Dr. Mark McKenna sold his ShapeMed and all of its clinics to Life Time Fitness.
Dr. McKenna grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated with an M.B.A. degree from the Tulane University Medical School. For a time, he worked alongside his father and practiced medicine. Dr. Mark McKenna started to grow a strong interest in real estate and founded McKenna Venture Investments, a venture capital firm that deals with various real estate development services. After Hurricane Katrina hit his hometown of New Orleans, his firm had lost half of their business interests. Pushing that aside, Dr. McKenna wanted to help bring New Orleans back to its original and lively state. He vigorously worked hard to set up construction to rebuild affordable homes in the area to those that had lost theirs.
Dr. Mark McKenna served as a board member for the New Orleans Industrial Development and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. He is a current member of the Entrepreneurs Organization. Dr. Mckenna appeared as a featured guest on the CBS show, Doctorpreneur for incorporating his medical work and knowledge into entrepreneurial endeavors. He is married to Gianine McKenna, a fashion model and owner of an online Brazilian swimwear boutique, they are both proud parents of their daughter, Milana Elle.
Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur with extensive experience in entrepreneurship. His first business venture can be traced back to the University of Michigan where he started a carpet selling business. After law school, Eric teamed up with a college friend to start an apparel company with money borrowed from relatives. That venture bore him the motivation to found and co-found a series of businesses over the years such as Lighbank and Uptake Technologies.
Lefkofsky has written on how artificial intelligence will help the society move forward especially in healthcare and molecular data. In 2016, co-founded Tempus, a health-tech company that enables physicians to deliver top of the art personalized cancer care to its patients. Tempus is a technological company hoping to assist physicians best perform their duties by building the world’s largest molecular and clinical data library. It provides services such as genomic sequencing and the analyzation of molecular and therapeutic data for real-time decisions from the physicians. The organization uses cutting-edge technology to help doctors best understand a tumor thus providing the best medical recommendations.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation was founded in 2006 by Eric and his wife Liz and is a platform from which they give back to the community. Liz and Eric Lefkofsky advocate for the upholding of fundamental human rights by fostering human dignity. With the backing of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, the pair works strive to enhance the quality life of individuals in the community by propelling innovative medical research and expanding cultural initiatives. The foundation works in support of strengthening public schools since every child should have access to quality education.
As a family, they have donated millions towards cancer research being that there is a history of cancer in the family, the couple wants to elevate the impact of cancer in the community. They have given millions of dollars to institutions such as the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the cancer research department of the University of Michigan. The Lefkofsky’s are quite the philanthropists and are members of The Giving Pledge promising at least half their lifetime wealth towards a philanthropic course.