Ditlev graduated from the University of Copenhagen as a medical doctor in 2012. He has worked five years as a clinical doctor. In his clinical career, Ditlev has mostly worked within internal medicine. He has completed two years of the five-year training programme to become a medical specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepathology. He is currently on leave from this training programme and his position at Rigshospitalet to work at FLASH.
Ditlev does research in alcoholic liver disease from a clinical perspective. The focus is on non-invasive markers of disease progression.