Bank Clerk to Bank President: The Incredible Story of Trabuco Bradesco

     When Lázaro de Mello Brandao announced his resignation on October 10, 2017, it came as a surprise to many. He had been at the helm of Bradesco for the last 27 years, and at 91 he had worked at the bank for a total of 75 years. At the time of his resignation, he was the world oldest banking executive. With his resignation, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi had to step up to the position, and this meant that he would hold the position of CEO and president of the board of directors simultaneously until a new CEO could be appointed. Bradesco being the second largest bank in Brazil meant that automatically Trabuco Bradesco became one of the most influential figures in the Brazilian financial world. Having worked for Bradesco for a total of forty years Trabuco Bradesco is well adept with the bank’s operations and is fully capable of taking on a role that has only had three predecessors. He was first employed as a bank clerk at the age of seventeen. He worked for some years in various junior positions across various departments before he joined the bank’s management team. His incredible career as marketing director would really put him on the radar, and from that point on he seemed to only get one influential position after the other. He was elected CEO of Bradesco Vida e Previdência in 1992, and he held the position for six years before being elected managing director of Bradesco.

Trabuco Bradesco then became the executive vice president of the bank in 1999. This position gave him a realistic chance of becoming the bank’s CEO. This position became even more apparent when he was appointed President of Bradesco Seguros. This was in 2003 and by 2006 Trabuco Bradesco had grown Bradesco Seguros’ insurance portfolio to 25 percent market share. This achievement would accord him a number of accolades which included insurance personality of the year and Business Sector Leader as awarded by Gazeta Mercantil Business Leaders Forum. As Lázaro de Mello Brandao left Bradesco, he was confident that he had left the position in very capable hands.

 

Dr. David Samadi – Leading Urologic Robotics Assisted Surgery into the Future

     Dr. David Samadi is a respected expert in his chosen urology field. He is well-versed on the mechanics and knowledge of robotic surgery, and Dr. Samadi has performed over 7000 of these procedures thus far. Dr. Samadi was born in Iran, and is of Iranian and Jewish heritage. He grew up in the Middle East, where the culture is very different from his current American residence located in New York. Dr. David Samadi is the Chief of Robotic Surgery of Urology at his current employment – Lenox Hill Hospital – where he started in 2013. He is also Chairman of Urology at this same prestigious hospital.

Previously, Dr. Samadi worked at Mount Sinai Hospital as Chief of this hospital’s Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology. This well-qualified doctor also acted as Chief of Mount Sinai’s Division of Robotics. Samadi specializes in minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer, and is also a specialist in robotics. This esteemed doctor is among the nation’s leading urologic oncologists. This MD also is an expert in Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. He is recognized as a natural leader in all prostate cancer treatments. Dr. Samadi has performed many robotic surgeries all around the globe, including London, Germany, Spain, France, Dominican Republic and Greece.

With his extensive travel, Dr. Samadi has been exposed to many cultures, making him more understanding and versatile. He teaches (specialty surgical) procedures and performs surgeries himself when needed. He enjoys assisting doctors wanting to learn robotic surgery techniques. These robotics surgeries are often very complex because a male urethra, with it’s minute opening, doesn’t provide much space. While doing the laparoscopic surgeries, an operative camera allows the doctor to take video and to snap pictures, both helpful for location when doing operations on these tiny anatomical structures.

When a surgeon utilizes a robot to assist surgeries, the surgeon sits at the machine’s console off field. Special laparoscopic instruments are in the patient’s body, and the robotic arms make the movements controlled by the surgeon operating/programming the machine. This is similar to playing video games, but much more complicated. The robot allows the surgeon to twist the laparoscopic instruments in any direction, even full wrist-circles, which surgeon’s can’t do alone. This doctor created SamadiMD.com to provide patient health education. Dr, Samadi is a Fox News Medical Correspondent and member of Medical A Team. He can often be seen on television.