December 14th, 2017

  We’ve been looking at the worsening childhood obesity epidemic from a global and national perspective over the past few days on The PediaBlog. Many of the solutions we considered yesterday have already been tried, reminds The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan: We’ve tried...

November 14th, 2017

  A disturbing new study from Columbia University and the City University of New York highlights just how much parents have lost a grip on their teenager’s mental health. Researchers surveyed more than 600,000 people and found that between 2005-2015,...

November 7th, 2017

  In a must-read excerpt from her upcoming book published in September’s The Atlantic, Jean M. Twenge has a new name for the rising generation of young Americans: I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation...

September 15th, 2017

  Most of us are probably numb after watching Hurricane Irma make its category 5 approach across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean (St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Tortola on the British side...

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...

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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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