Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu and completed a residency in dermatovenerology.
Dr Põder has attended conferences and practical training courses in the field of skin and sexually transmitted diseases in many parts of Europe. In recent years, he has specialised more narrowly in oncodermatology and dermatoscopy, completed a course in dermatoscopy at the University of Graz, Austria, and participated in several European Association of Dermato-oncology (EADO) training courses and conferences. Dr Põder has given presentations and lectures at continuing medical education courses in Estonia.
Dr Põder is a member of the Estonian Society of Dermatologists (ENSAS) and the International Dermatoscopy Society (IDS).