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Live Robotic Prostate Surgery Performed for Nation's Youth
Date:8/3/2011

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, welcomed 130 academically outstanding high school students to witness a live robotic prostatectomy procedure. National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) invited Dr. Samadi to be part of their ten-day residential program for exceptional high school students in the greater tri-state area. As a leading urologist in New York and an expert in prostate cancer treatment and robotic surgery procedures, Dr. Samadi's live surgery was a great draw to students participating in the program.

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National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine provides sophomore, junior and senior high school students who excel in science and math, typically with a 3.0 GPA in these subjects, an opportunity to experience healthcare first hand. In addition to their outstanding academic record, students are selected for the program based on nominations and/or recommendations from teachers or past program participants, as well as their interest in the medical field. The tuition and scholarship-based program has an 18-year history in cities throughout the United States, giving students access to experts from the nation's top medical centers. "This is an amazing national program," commends Dr. Samadi, "and I am truly honored to be part of its inaugural year in New York. The opportunity to introduce some of our area's brightest high school students to a profession I hold so dearly was very exciting. I see this program giving a great boost to medical schools in our ar
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