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Magna Dias, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor Term; Regional medical director for pediatric inpatient services, Pediatrics; Chair of Pediatrics, Bridgeport Hospital, Pediatrics


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)


  • Speaker and Moderator
    Fort Worth, United States 2019
    Society for Pediatric Urgent Care National Conference
  • Speaker
    Fort Lauderdale, United States 2019
  • Regional Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Chair of Pediatric Bridgeport Hospital
    Bridgeport, United States 2019
  • Patient Care
    New London, United States 2019

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