June 8th, 2017

A large and important study published this week in Translational Psychiatry sheds some new light on a concerning and distressing disorder seen frequently in pediatric practice: teen depression. It’s been known for many years that more adult women suffer from depression...

June 7th, 2017

Inspiration sometimes comes from the darkest places. The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Women’s Behavioral Health was born from one family’s tragedy: Steven D’Achille hopes that a treatment center for pregnant women and new mothers scheduled to open this fall in...

May 26th, 2017

Pondering how best to care for the young patient sitting before her in clinic who was failing to thrive, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris considered mounds of research linking health disparities with socioeconomic status and race: If you are poor and African-American or Latino,...

May 16th, 2017

  Netflix describes their popular and controversial show, “13 Reasons Why”: After a teenage girl’s perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.   Lorraine Ali’s description only hints at the reasons...

April 7th, 2017

Every year it is estimated that more than one million Americans lose their doctor… to suicide. Pamela Wible, M.D. has been on the front lines of this growing problem: Across the country, our doctors are jumping from hospital rooftops, overdosing...

April 6th, 2017

  I remember when I was very young telling people I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. My father was a doctor, so too my closest uncles. All loved the intellectual challenges of medicine and doctored because they...

December 22nd, 2016

Over the past couple of years, The PediaBlog has looked at important safety advice during the season’s many holiday celebrations, including Christmas tree safety here, and toy safety here and here. None of the advice, most of which comes from the American...

December 6th, 2016

  Commenting on last Friday’s PediaBlog (Howzitgoin’?), pediatrician Tony Kovatch (Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia) finds limited usefulness in the 9-question Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) screening tool for depression employed by office-based providers of teen health care: I think that adolescents look upon...

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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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