Department of Pediatrics

Division of Developmental Pediatrics


Division's Overview

Provides outpatient services for children 0 to 18 years of age, with Neurodevelopmental disorders including learning difficulties and intellectual disabilities, Sensory impairments, autism, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and other emotional and behavioural problems. These assessments will be conducted within a multidisciplinary and multiagency model. Recommendations for the management of the child’s needs and appropriate intervention at home and school will be made. The aim is to offer an integrated and structured program for early detection, referral, assessment, diagnosis and intervention of affected children.

The aim of the Department of Pediatric Medicine is to establish and advance the provision of pediatric clinical care for children 0-18 years of age with the highest quality, safety, and excellence at every patient encounter. However, for patients with potentially difficult and complex transition to adult care such as children with congenital heart disease, diabetes or other conditions, care will be provided up to 21 years of age. In achieving our aim to provide care with the highest quality, safety, and excellence, the scope of service at the Sidra Medical and Research Center will be focused on the tertiary and quaternary levels of specialized pediatric medical care, including complex, state-of-the-art procedures and therapies based on evidence and best practices and, where appropriate, on carefully designed, ethically approved experimental approaches provided by a highly trained international health care team. As such, Department of Pediatric Medicine will closely network with its tertiary care partner, the Hamad Medical Corporation (Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Heart Hospital) in Doha. In addition, it will also network with the primary care services (e.g. Primary Health Care Corporation) and secondary care services at Al Khor Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and the other hospitals in the Hamad Medical Corporation network.

The mission of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Sidra is to provide the timely diagnosis, efficient, evidence and/or best practices-based medical care and follow-up of the patients leading to their recovery and optimized health status as quickly as possible. The care will be provided using a multidisciplinary approach in a compassionate, culturally sensitive and patient- and family-centered environment. As a result, the care provided at Sidra will enhance access to tertiary and quaternary care while providing community outreach, patient and family education and collaboration with primary care providers in the State of Qatar.

Division's Services

Attention deficit


Emotional and behavioural problems

Hyperactivity disorder

Intellectual disabilities

Learning difficulties

Neurodevelopmental disorders

Sensory impairments

Sidra Outpatient Clinic Location Map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”

The Department of Pediatric Medicine will ensure compliance with the standards set by the Sidra Quality Department and the directives of the Supreme Council of Health for the wait times and the length of stay (LOS). The directives from the Supreme Council of Health currently require that all patients seen in outpatient clinics be attended to within the 30 minutes of their appointment. Length of stay targets will be set by each division in the Department of Pediatric.


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm

Maria Fatima Janjua

Interim Division Chief, Developmental Pediatrics

Ziyad M Hijazi

Chairman - Department of Pediatrics

Publications by the division

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