Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFAS
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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 with OrthoNeuro, a multispecialty medical practice based in central Ohio. He is also an
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University Heritage
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. 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. 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, other 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 Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the
Saturday Night Live Band.

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Recent article categories: Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics