April 14th, 2017

One thing that pediatricians are certain of is the earlier a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be made, the sooner a child can begin receiving life-changing therapies. An early diagnosis also helps parents deal with the immense challenges...

February 21st, 2017

A study published online last week in Nature searches for clues regarding how early and dramatically changes in brain development occur in children with autism: Brain enlargement has been observed in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the timing of this phenomenon, and the...

December 7th, 2016

It is estimated that about 1 percent of the world’s population lives with autism. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in Asia, Europe, and North America averages 1-2 percent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1...

December 5th, 2016

  Patrons to this month’s 26-performance run of The Nutcracker presented by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (including the lucky winners of this month’s annual Pediatric Alliance ticket contest) will find plenty local references to keep them on their toes. Sara Bauknecht gives...

November 28th, 2016

  For the 4th year in a row, Pediatric Alliance is pleased to support the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as it presents a sensory-friendly version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. And, for the 4th consecutive year, we will be raffling off tickets to families...

May 20th, 2016

  By Joyce Douglas, Office Manager, Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma & Immunology     (Joyce led “Team Pediatric Alliance Cares” at this year’s Highmark Walk For A Healthy Community on May 14. Read her preview of the event here.)  ...

May 6th, 2016

104 “Feet” and Counting — Team Pediatric Alliance Cares By Joyce Douglas, Office Manager, Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma & Immunology     It is my honor to lead our team “Pediatric Alliance Cares” this year at the Highmark Walk...

April 1st, 2016

  Dr. Amy McGarrity (St. Clair Division) reminds us that tomorrow, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day: Saturday is the worldwide “Light It Up Blue” day for Autism Awareness. The United Nations, World Health Organization, and Autism Speaks are the...

  • MEET THE EDITOR

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 



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