October 4th, 2017

  On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics expressed its grief and condolences following the horrific Las Vegas massacre the evening before. For the AAP, it wasn’t too soon to reiterate its long-standing policy commitment to a difficult and pervasive...

June 23rd, 2017

  Injuries from guns are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1-17 in the United States. (Unintentional accidents such as motor vehicle accidents and drowning come in first; childhood cancers are second.) Using data from three national...

September 21st, 2016

  Even though the American Academy of Pediatrics urges pediatricians to ask parents about the presence of firearms in the home and counsel them regarding firearm safety, we learned yesterday that while the majority of parents would appear to welcome...

September 20th, 2016

  Today we are going to talk about a subject that is controversial but shouldn’t be. Let’s start with some facts I think we all can agree on. This comes from a new study about firearm safety in the United States by...

July 7th, 2016

  Every year in the United States, more than 33,000 men, women, and children die from the violent mechanism of action of a firearm. Twice as many are injured, many severely and permanently, because of gun violence. No other nation...

April 18th, 2016

  By Melanie Austin, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Bloomfield       Why does my pediatrician ask me about guns? Talk about a HOT topic! Today I will do my best to remove politics from the discussion and talk about...

September 8th, 2015

                      A reader responds to the August 27th post, “Enough Is Enough. Say it,” on The PediaBlog: I’m one of the (few?) gun owners who is perfectly fine with stricter...

June 26th, 2015

“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it...

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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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