May 18th, 2017

  By Brian W. Donnelly, MD, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — North Hills       The current measles outbreak in a Somali community in Minneapolis didn’t surprise public health officials there, according to Megan Molteni: [T]hey totally expected it. Over...

March 3rd, 2017

Yesterday, we reported on the press conference held in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday afternoon regarding efforts to protect Pittsburgh’s children from drinking lead-contaminated water. While I was able to give my remarks to the row of reporters standing behind television cameras...

February 23rd, 2017

The 2016-17 influenza season is turning out to be a fairly typical one (in other words, horrible for those who are sickened by the nasty virus). And this year’s vaccine, which protects against four different strains of the influenza virus, is...

February 20th, 2017

A new study from Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC, adds to a growing body of medical evidence that human papilloma virus (HPV) infection among young people is common, is easily passed to others, is potentially very bad,...

February 16th, 2017

Yesterday, we were brought along on a thought experiment conducted by pediatric endocrinologist and professor, Robert H. Lustig, M.D. After reviewing the characteristics that define “processed food” and considering its nutritional properties, it’s time to see whether the study’s hypothesis...

February 10th, 2017

Few people were pleased and many were stunned and just a bit nauseated to learn last month that President Trump had tapped the notorious false expert and anti-vaccine activist, Robert Kennedy, Jr., to chair a White House commission on “vaccination...

February 7th, 2017

Despite growing warnings about accidental exposures to the contents of laundry pods in young children, the damage keeps piling up. A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology finds that liquid laundry detergent packets, which infants, toddlers, and preschoolers find attractive due to...

January 23rd, 2017

  Winter Sledding Safety for Children    By Felicia Finnegan, PA-C and          Edwin King, M.D., F.A.A.P.       Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     True story: Walking through the woods with sleds in tow to...

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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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