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.

Publications and Research


“A Step Head” Blog

Dr. Napolitano is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician specializing in medicine, surgery and wound care of the foot, ankle and lower leg. He is the Director of Wound Care and Healing at OrthoNeuro.

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He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to earn the board certification Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). He remains active publishing and lecturing locally and nationally on wound care and healing. 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. 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 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, performed, and recorded with members of The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Saturday Night Live Band

Board Certifications

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

Medical School

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio


Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Heritage Valley Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Profile Details


  • Foot & Ankle Conditions
  • Wound Care

From Our Patients

Dr. Napolitano always appreciates feedback from our valued patients.
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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.


New Albany

5040 Forest Dr.
New Albany, OH 43054


1030 Refugee Rd.
Suite 180
Pickerington, OH 43147

New Albany

5040 Forest Dr.
New Albany, OH 43054


1030 Refugee Rd., Suite 180
Pickerington, OH 43147

I truly appreciate Dr Napolitano in taking care of my foot problem. No pain now. He was very efficient. The office staff were also very kind. Thank you.

Susan W.


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