Laura C. Vander Poel, DPM


  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M – Independence, OH 2005-2009
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – Worcester, MA 2001-2005

Residency Training

  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Three-year forefoot and rearfoot surgical residency program – Hartford, CT 2009-2012


  • Connecticut State Board of Medicine, Podiatric Medicine
  • Certified Wound Specialist
  • Completed Hyperbaric Oxygen Team Training
  • ACLS and CPR Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Connecticut State Representative
  • Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center – Hartford, CT
  • Johnson Memorial Hospital – Stafford Springs, CT
  • Hartford Hospital – Hartford, CT


  • Complications of Arthrodesis and Nonunion, 2012
  • Clinics of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • January 2012; Volume 29 Issue 1:11-18
  • Evaluating the Radiographic Change and Patient Satisfaction Following Bunion Surgery, 2011
  • Principle investigator
  • The Lapidus Procedure:  A Mechanical Study of Fixation Techniques, 2008
  • Awarded 2nd place in American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Symposium student competition
  • Comparative Analysis of MRI Characteristics of Hallux Valgus and Hallux Limitus, 2007
  • Design of an In Vitro System for the Evaluation and Biodegradation in Collagen Sponges Using MRI, 2005

Volunteer Activities

  • Saint Francis Health Education Seminars, 2011 and 2012
  • Lectured to the public on podiatry related topics
  • Special Olympics, State Games of Connecticut, 2011
  • Provided foot screenings and recommendations to the athletes at the Fit Feet Program
  • Associate of periOperative Registered Nurses Spring Seminar, 2010
  • Assisted with a presentation to the Connecticut chapter
  • The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, 2005-2008
  • Provided free podiatry services to patients on a monthly basis

Contact Us

Albany Ave West Hartford, CT


Podiatrist in West Hartford, CT
West Hartford Podiatry Associates
2531 Albany Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117