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Surgeon Locator / Kurt Rode, DPM

Kurt Rode, DPM


2531 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117(860) 236-2564

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Dr. Rode hails from Richards Bay, South Africa. After he completed 4 years of podiatry training at the University of Johannesburg, he relocated to the United States where he received his doctorate from the New York School of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Rode completed a three-year surgical residency program at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. During training at St. Francis, he was co-Chief and completed an intensive two-month internship at the internationally recognized Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics and Center for Limb Deformity Correction in Baltimore, ME.

Dr. Rode is on staff at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center where he participates in resident training. He is an avid runner and enjoys hiking, fly fishing and camping. He lives in West Hartford with is wife and two daughters.

OSSIOfiber® Certified Surgeon

An OSSIOfiber® certified surgeon has performed a minimum number of procedures using OSSIOfiber® implants. Additionally, Certified surgeons must maintain their use of OSSIOfiber® implants on a monthly basis or be an OSSIOfiber® certified surgeon trainer.


2531 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117(860) 236-2564

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