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Magna Dias, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine); Regional medical director for pediatric inpatient services, Pediatrics; Chair of Pediatrics, Bridgeport Hospital, Pediatrics

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Magna Dias, MD, FAAP



Magna Dias is the Chair of Pediatrics at Bridgeport Hospital and the Regional Medical Director for Inpatient Pediatric Services at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. In this role, she is working to strengthen the care signature of Yale Children’s across the network. Prior to this role, she worked for CHOP for 20 years in various settings including as medical director at several community pediatric hospitalist programs. She also founded CHOP’s pediatric urgent care network. She is the immediate past president of the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care. She has been a pediatric hospitalist for since 1999.

Outside the hospital, Magna enjoys spending time with her 2 young adult children and her husband who is also a pediatrician. As a family, they train in Tang Soo Do and are all black belts. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    University of Washington (1999)
  • Intern
    Emory University (1997)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1996)
  • BA
    New York University (1992)


  • Emerging Infections in Pediatrics
    Fort Worth, TX, United States 2020
    Society for Pediatric Urgent Care National Conference
  • Visual Diagnosis in pediatrics
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2019
    Bridgeport Hospital Pediatrics Grand Rounds
  • Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse; Pediatric Emergencies in Urgent Care
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 2019
    Urgent Care Association National Conference
  • Regional Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Regional Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services
  • Patient Care
    New London, CT, United States 2019
    Patient Care

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Faculty Honor RollYale University2020
Faculty Honor RollYale University2019

Professional Service

AAP Community PHM Sub-committeeChair of education subcommittee2020 - Present
POPCoRN NetworkCo-chair of community pediatric hospitalist group2020 - Present
Society for Pediatric Urgent CarePresident2016 - Present

Departments & Organizations