Francis DiMario, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at Connecticut Children’s. 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 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 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, is a current board member of the Hartford County Medical Association, and is on the editorial board of Pediatric Neurology.


Tufts University School of Medicine


Medical Center Hospital of Vermont

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology With Special Qualification in Child Neurology

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

Clinical Interests:

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

Locations for this Doctor

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States

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Most Recent Comments

February 2, 2024
Excellent care by Dr. DiMario. Never seen anyone like this in recent times in any hospital. He took time to explain and cared about us.
January 1, 2024
Dr. DiMario went above expected care [...]
August 8, 2023
Dr. DiMario is just awesome on all levels of health care, communication, inclusion of patient/family in healthcare plan, personability. So grateful to have him as our daughter's doctor all of these years.
July 7, 2023
Dr. DiMario has been my grandsons physician since he suffered [...] when he was six months old. I am very thankful that there are doctors who practice "the old-school way". Not only was he friendly, focused, and attentive. It was like meeting an old friend who has helped us immensely over the years. These days it's been my experience that this is not always the case with medical practitioners.