July 21st, 2017

  Teenager Sydney Sauer does not fit the stereotype that many say describes her generation — “lazy, self-absorbed, and inactive in the political discussion [of climate change]”: Our country’s leaders have a problem, and it’s called apathy. There is no such...

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...

June 21st, 2017

  Last year on The PediaBlog, we noted the following encouraging trends in teen behavior, even using the words “responsible” and “teenagers” in the same sentence: Tobacco and alcohol use. Both at historic low levels. (Smoking tobacco remains the leading...

June 9th, 2017

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.” — John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at...

June 2nd, 2017

Calling “antibiotic-resistant microbes, climate change and chronic diseases ‘three slow-motion disasters’ shaping the global health landscape,” writers Scott Weathers, Sophie Hermanns, and Mark Bittman take on a major threat to public health and the environment: factory farms. They begin their argument...

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 22nd, 2017

Late last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reacted to a report issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a specific blood test for evaluating lead levels in children was...

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...

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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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