Hometown: Lexington, Ky
Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine
Benjamin J. Ditty, a Kentucky native, obtained a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and a degree in medicine from the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in 2009. Strongly influenced by the work and career of J. Gordon McComb, MD, the Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Ben has an avid interest in pediatric neurosurgery.
Ben arrived at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2009, the first year that the Division of Neurosurgery directed the internship of its new trainees. He completed his internship in the summer of 2010 and is currently completing his neurological surgery residency at UAB. In addition to pediatrics, Ben has a growing interest in cerebrovascular neurosurgery.
Ben is married to Ashleigh Ditty of London, KY. His extracurricular interests include golf, politics, and economic policy.