Ralph J. Napolitano Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFAS
Podiatrist & Wound Care Specialist
Treating Patients in New Albany & Pickerington
I strive to educate my patients thoroughly about their problem and offer a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan both medical and surgical.
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Dr. Napolitano is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician. He specializes in medicine, surgery, and wound care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. He was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to earn the board certification Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP).
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Areas of special clinical interest, research, and publications include medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle, general wound care and healing, diabetic foot wounds, lower limb surgical salvage, management of surgical wound complications, custom foot orthotics, gait analysis, shoe gear consulting, aesthetic podiatry, and laser care.
Dr. Napolitano is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. He holds clinical privileges at numerous area hospitals, surgery centers, and wound care centers. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also part of the clinical faculty for the Grant Medical Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program. Dr. Napolitano was one of the physician founders that helped establish the Licking Memorial Hospital Wound Care Clinic over 15 years ago. Current consulting affiliations include 3M + KCI, Organogenesis, Ortho Dermatologics, and Flower Orthopedics. He remains active publishing and lecturing locally and nationally on wound care and healing.
In 2018, Dr. Napolitano was the only podiatrist in the world to have an article accepted into the Cureus Journal of Medical Science’s publishing competition on negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell utilizing novel dressings. In 2019, during a limited commercial release, he was the first clinician in North America to trial DERMATAC™, a new single-use, proprietary silicone-acrylic hybrid drape dressing that is used as an accessory to NPWT systems.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Napolitano enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. His broad interests include music, golf, fishing, and mountain biking. Of particular interest is jazz music. His main instrument is the trumpet. Over the years he has studied and performed with members of The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and the Saturday Night Live Band.
American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
American Board of Wound Management
Bachelors of Science in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Music, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Heritage Valley Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Foot & Ankle Conditions
- Wound Care
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Dr. Napolitano has years of experience treating people with foot and ankle issues.
He was interviewed on a condition called diabetic foot. In the video, he explains the symptoms of this condition and ways to avoid it.