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Phone: 860-242-2193
Fax: 860-242-4069


1379 Enfield St
Enfield, CT 06082

Areas of Specialization

  • Reconstructive foot surgery
    (Bunions, Neuromas)
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Diabetic wound care
  • Pediatric Foot problems (flat feet, warts, sprains)
  • Plantar Faciitis
  • Sports Injuries

Dr. Laura Vander Poel has been practicing in Connecticut since 2012. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and then went for her doctorate at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Vander Poel completed a three year residency at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. During her tenure she was the Co-Chief resident and authored several research projects on bunion surgery and fixation techniques in podiatric surgery. Since then she has gone on for further training in Advanced Wound Care including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Vander Poel also is actively involved in the training of the Podiatric Surgical Residents at St Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

Dr. Vander Poel sees all types of medical and surgical patients in both South Windsor and Enfield.


  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT, Active Staff – admitting and surgical 2012 – Present
  • Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Stafford Springs and Enfield, CT, Active Staff – surgical 2012 – Present
  • Bloomfield Ambulatory Surgical Center, Bloomfield, CT 2017 – Present


  • Diabetes Care Center, St. Francis Hospital, 2009-2012, Lectured on the topic of diabetic podiatric health
  • Journal Club, St. Francis Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency, 2009-2012, Meeting Coordinator, 2009-2010
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Division 8 Complications Seminar, 2011
  • Lectured on a surgical complications of a patient with Factor V Leiden Mutation, Residency Interview Coordinator, 2011
  • Generated interview questions and conducted interviews of potential new residents, Stryker Trauma Residency Training Course, 2010-2011, Attended surgical training course including board review and cadaver workshops.
  • Student Coordinator, 2009-2010,Selected and organized students visit and stay at our residency program


  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Member 2005-Present
  • Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association, Member 2009-Present
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Member 2005-2012
  • President of Ohio Student Club, 2007-2008
  • Secretary of Ohio Student Club, 2006-2007
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, Ohio Student Chapter, Member 2007-2009
  • Founding President, 2007-2008
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Class of 2009
  • Secretary, 2005-2009
  • Kappa Tau Epsilon (Academic Fraternity), Member 2005-2008
  • Director of Clinical Affairs, 2006-2008
  • American Association of Women in Podiatry, Member 2005-2007
  • Podiatric Association for Diabetes, Member 2006-200