Marissa P. DiGiovine, MD

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Marissa P. DiGiovine, MD, is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology and the Medical Director of the Responsive Neurostimulation Clinic (RNS) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General Neurology, Pediatric epilepsy
Locations: Main Hospital

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ


Pediatrics - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY
Pediatric Neurology - Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY


Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Fellowship - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certification

Epilepsy – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Responsive Neurostimulation Clinic (RNS)

Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Prelack M and DiGiovine M: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: a Current Review. Current Pediatrics Reports 2017.


Bearden D, DiGiovine M, Dlugos D, Goldberg E. Reply. Ann Neurol. 2016 Mar;79(3):503-4. 


Rossman IT; Lin L; Morgan KM; DiGiovine M; Van Buskirk EK; Kamdar S; Millonig JH; Dicicco-Bloom E: Engrailed2 modulates cerebellar granule neuron precursor proliferation, differentiation and insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling during postnatal development. Molecular Autism [Mol Autism 5 (1), pp. 9, Feb 2014.

Bearden D, Strong A, Ehnot J, DiGiovine M, Dlugos D, Goldberg EM. Targeted treatment of migrating partial seizures of infancy with quinidine. Ann Neurol. 2014;76(3):457-461.



Boland, K; Arca, M; Diefenbach, K; Gundlach, M; DiGiovine, M; Rosenberg, A; Thattaliyath, B; Von Oettingen, J; Nwomeh, B: Assessing the Need for a Surgery Curriculum for Pediatric Residency Training. Poster Presentation for the APPD's 2012 Annual Spring Meeting in San Antonio 2012.

Posters and Presentations


Massey S, Clancy R, Digiovine M, Fitzgerald MP, Fung F, Shou H, Farrar J, Abend NS. Inter-rater agreement in neonatal electroencephalogram background scoring. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Invited Lectures


DiGiovine, M. "Pediatric Epilepsy: Things to Know for the Medical Professional," Central Jersey Speech and Hearing Association, Hopewell, NJ. May 2018.


DiGiovine, M. Pediatric Grand Rounds - AtlantiCare Medical Center - "Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes". Feb 2017.

Awards and Honors

2008, Sidney J. Sussman, MD, Award in Pediatrics

2007, Distinction in Service to the Community (DISC) - UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

2006-2007, 2006-2007 Coccia Annual Scholarship, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • 2013-present, American Epilepsy Society
  • 2012-present, Child Neurology Society
  • 2010-present, American Academy of Neurology
  • 2008-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 2017-present, Chair, External Affairs Committee within the Section on Neurology
    • 2014-present, Early Career Physicians
    • 2008-present, Section on Neurology