Professor Ibrahim Janahi is the Chair of Medical Education, Designated Institutional Officer and the Division Chief of Pulmonology at Sidra Medicine.
As the Chair of Medical Education, Prof. Janahi is responsible for all medical education programs at Sidra Medicine. This includes the coordination of undergraduate and graduate medical training, monitoring the Continuous Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of senior medical staff.
Prof. Janahi oversees the extended fellowship programs including accredited residency programs from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGMEI), a body directly aligned with ACGME, which is responsible for accrediting the majority of graduate medical training programs for physicians in the United States.
Prof. Janahi’s remit also focuses on cultivating interdisciplinary programs, an effective and efficient way of medical and health practice, as part of Sidra Medicine’s joint accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), a prestigious accreditation body from the US, designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.
Prof. Janahi’s area of clinical expertise includes interventional pulmonology, chronic lung diseases with genetic basis and rare lung diseases in children. His research interest includes primary ciliary dyskinesia, pulmonary hypertension in children, and genetic basis of lung diseases and non-invasive monitoring of airway inflammation.
Dr. Janahi joined Sidra Medicine from Hamad Medical Corporation, where he was the consultant pediatric pulmonologist and established the pediatric pulmonology section in 2001. He was also acting as the director of the pediatric emergency center from 2001 till 2008.
In addition to his current responsibilities at Sidra Medicine, Prof. Janahi is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill-Cornell Medicine in Qatar as well as the Executive Director of Medical Research at HMC and the Chairman of the National Permanent Licensing Committee in Qatar. He is the founder and president of Gulf Society for Pediatric Respirology and a founding member of the Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association (APPA). He is a member of the exam committee of the Arab Board and an examiner for many certifying boards and qualifying examinations including the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health of the United Kingdom.
Prof. Janahi graduated from King Faisal University, College of Medicine in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 1992. He completed his pediatric residency at University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois, USA in 1997 after which he started his postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Baylor College of Medicine (Texas Children Hospital) in Houston, Texas, USA.