Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



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Francis DiMario, MD



BA, University of Massachusetts, 1976
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1981
MA, University of Connecticut, 2013

Residency: Pediatrics, Vermont Medical Center, 1981-1984
Neurology, Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania, 1985-1986
Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1986-1988
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1986-1988

Board Certifications

Neurology/Child Neurology

Faculty Appointment

University of Connecticut School of Medicine:

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics
Associate Chair Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Human Research Protection Program
Division Head Emeritus, Pediatric Neurology


Dr. DiMario completed medical school at Tufts University, pediatric residency at Vermont Medical Center, neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and pediatric neurology residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. DiMario’s academic focus is on clinical teaching and conducting research on children with non-epileptic paroxysmal disorders and neurocutaneous diseases. He has championed professional development and faculty affairs for the department.

Dr. DiMario is an active member of the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He previously served on the editorial board of Journal of Pediatrics, the medical advisory board for the National Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, and the Epilepsy Foundation of America Connecticut chapter. He currently serves on the editorial board of Pediatric Neurology.

Dr. DiMario is a certified Institutional Review Board (IRB) professional and serves as chair of the IRB, is a current board member of the Hartford County Medical Association, and is on the editorial board of Pediatric Neurology.

Clinical Interests

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Breath-holding spells
  • Neurocutaneous diseases