Dr. Ditte Karlovits is originally from Denmark. Her first language is Danish, but she lost her accent a long time ago since she went to school in the United States.
Dr. Karlovits did her undergraduate work in Human Communication Sciences at Northwestern University, graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her Osteopathic Internship at Michigan State. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Georgetown University, where she received the “Resident of the Year” award. She was board certified in Pediatrics in 2008, and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2014.
Dr. Karlovits worked as a pediatrician in the North Hills for four years, until her husband was relocated to San Diego in 2010 to complete his U.S. Navy commitment. They moved back to Pittsburgh in August 2012 to be close to their family. She and her husband have a daughter and two sons. They live just down the street from her husband’s childhood home.
Everyone in her family is an avid Steelers and Penguins fan. Dr. Karlovits and her husband honeymooned in Detroit and saw the Steelers beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.
When she was a child, Dr. Karlovits’ favorite toys were her LEGOs. She loved building miniature towns for them, complete with cars and gas stations. She would often populate the town with her Smurf figures.
Dr. Karlovits loves to be outdoors playing with her children. They like to take picnic lunches, play on the play structures, and go on frequent runs in North Park. She also loves to cook. Her specialty is homemade cheesecake.
Besides North Park, Dr. Karlovits’ favorite place to play in Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. She and her family visit frequently. They especially love the baby elephants and the crazy polar bear.
To learn more about Dr. Karlovits, see her episode of Kids Plus Q&A: