June 6th, 2017

Someone at a local police department had a great idea: The South Fayette Township Police Department is offering car magnets and decals indicating that a person with autism is aboard. The signs alert first responders such as police officers, firefighters...

May 23rd, 2017

  Next month, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Tiny Tots program will feature a special sensory-friendly performance of “Music of Flight and Fantasy.” In proud support of PSO and all they do for the arts and music education in Pittsburgh, and for...

May 9th, 2017

  Mind On The Run: Theory of Mind — According to Dodger By Anthony Kovatch, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia     Part 2:  After two years in the RTF came the potentially pivotal event in Dodger’s story. He was...

May 8th, 2017

  Mind On The Run: Theory of Mind — According to Dodger By Anthony Kovatch, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia     “He did not believe that he should ever again love anything, man or woman or his own child,...

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...

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    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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