Climate Action Summit

Ned Ketyer

American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health

Dr. Ned Ketyer is a Pittsburgh-area pediatrician with special interests in developmental pediatrics, preventative medicine, and environmental 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. After practicing for more than 26 years at Pediatric Alliance, Dr. Ketyer retired from office practice at the beginning of 2017, however, he continues to write and edit his practice’s popular blog, The PediaBlog. Before his retirement, Dr. Ketyer was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Ketyer is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health. He serves on the Breathe Collaborative in Allegheny County, raising the awareness of health care providers about the region’s historic and contemporary air pollution and health challenges. He is a consultant for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project bringing attention to the health impacts of shale gas development in the Marcellus Shale gas patch, a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Pennsylvania, and a Climate Reality Project Leader.

In all these roles, Dr. Ketyer connects the vast petrochemical “clusterfrack” underway in SW Pennsylvania with the local and regional health impacts currently experienced by residents, and the global ecological and public health catastrophes resulting from plastic pollution and climate change that threaten the health and well-being of all travelers on this shining ball of blue.

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