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...

April 17th, 2017

Can you catch a cold (or worse) if you venture outside with wet hair? The Cranberry Eagle asked one of our own experts whether this was true or just another “old wives’ tale”: Dr. Brian Donnelly, a pediatrician with Pediatric...

April 12th, 2017

Tainted Formula OR Say No To Chrono     By Brian W. Donnelly, MD, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — North Hills.   I remember reading the MMWRs (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report — the CDC’s weekly update on selected causes of disease and...

March 31st, 2017

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills         Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockey! Last June, Detroit and the world of hockey said goodbye to Gordie Howe. Mr. Howe was one of the best hockey...

March 15th, 2017

By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C. — Pediatric Alliance — North Hills       Kurt Suzuki is a major league catcher. In this touching article written for The Player’s Tribune, he tells us how he met Trucker, a 3-year-old with...

December 16th, 2016

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills   Lisa Rapaport reviews an interesting study from Canada which found that breastfeeding helps babies cry less when they receive vaccinations. The average decrease in crying was 38 seconds,...

June 30th, 2016

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills   One of the most useful things we can do for sick patients is to donate blood. The process is fairly simple. First, you answer a series of screening...

June 15th, 2016

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C. Pediatric Alliance — North Hills “It’s A Great Day For Hockey” As a tribute to my beloved Penguins, the Stanley Cup Champions, I offer some video clips. The success of the Penguins this year...

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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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