Dr. Michael D. LaSalle is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology/Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark, New Jersey as well as a practicing urologic surgeon in Florham Park, New Jersey. He graduated as a George H Cook Honor’s Scholar from Cook College, Rutgers University in 1987. He obtained his medical degree at UMDNJ in 1991 and also completed his Surgery/Urology residency at UMDNJ in 1997. He received fellowship training at the Boston University School of Medicine in Male Reproductive Medicine, Erectile Dysfunction and Reconstructive Microsurgery in 1998. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. LaSalle assisted with the successful clinical and educational launches of Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Viagra™ as well as GlaxoSmithKline / Bayer Corporation’s Levitra™ and Eli Lilly / Icos Corporation’s Cialis™ in collaboration with the internationally renowned Dr. Irwin Goldstein at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Utilizing pre and post operative penile rehabilitation protocols with these medications, various injectable erectogenic agents and the unique non-cautery athermal nerve sparing robotic surgical technique developed by Dr. Michael Esposito, the patients undergoing laparoscopic robotic assisted surgery for prostate cancer have a very high recovery rate of preoperative sexual function.