Dr. Ditter completed her psychiatry residency and forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Virginia, where she was later on faculty. She also completed a fellowship at the Center for Disease control and received her Masters of Public Health at Emory University. Previoysly she completed her neurology residency and medical school at Emory University. She was on the neurology faculty at Emory and at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, before entering neurology private practice. She received her undergradurate degree from U.S.C.