Professor 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. After completion of his fellowship in the year 2000, he returned back to his home country, Qatar and started at HMC as a consultant pediatric pulmonologist. He established the section of pediatric pulmonology in 2001 and was acting as the director of pediatric emergency center in parallel from 2001 till 2008.
Professor Janahi is a holder of key and senior positions in the state of Qatar. In addition to his current responsibilities at Sidra Medicine as a senior attending physician, division chief of the pediatric pulmonology department, he also holds the position of Chair of medical education and designated institutional officer there.
Professor Janahi is also the executive Director of Medical Research at Hamad Medical Corporation and the Chairman of the National Permanent Licensing Committee (PLC) in the state of Qatar. He sat on the Establishment Committee for Qatar’s Council for Health Professionals (QCHP), the regulatory body for health practitioners in the state of Qatar.
Dr. Janahi is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill-Cornell Medicine in Qatar and has been actively involved in teaching learners at all levels including trainees in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He is an active pediatric pulmonologist and is a regional reference in his field; his patient referral catchment extends to the region and internationally. His area of clinical expertise includes but is not limited to 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 has published more than 30 peer reviewed publications and written few book chapters.
His leadership roles extend beyond Qatar to the region and internationally; he is the founder and president of Gulf Society for Pediatric Respirology (GSPR) and a founding member of the Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association (APPA). He is a member of the exam committee of the Arab Board and was instrumental in reforming the Arab Board Pediatric certifying examinations. He is an examiner for many certifying boards and qualifying examinations including but not limited to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health of the UK. He sits on advisory boards of few international organizations in the field of pediatric pulmonology and medical education. He serves on editorial board of few regional and international medical journals.