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Ralph  J. Napolitano Jr.
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Dr. Napolitano is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician with OrthoNeuro, a multispecialty group based in central Ohio. 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). Areas of special clinical interest and research include wound care and healing and diabetic limb preservation and surgical limb salvage.
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 the 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 a decade ago. Current consulting affiliations include 3M + KCI, Organogenesis and Ortho Dermatologics. He remains active publishing and lecturing locally and nationally on wound care and healing.

Skills & Interests
wound care foot and ankle surgery lower extremity laser care biomechanics sports medicine diabetic limb preservation podiatry
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