Maria F. JanjuaMD,FRCPCH,MSc,PhD
Division Chief of Developmental Pediatrics, Senior Attending Physician in Neurodisability, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Maria de Fatima Janjua is the Division Chief for the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at Sidra Medicine. She was appointed to the role in June 2017, having being Acting Division Chief since February 2015. At Sidra, she is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team who provides assessment, diagnosis and intervention to children with the whole range of developmental and behavioral difficulties and their families.
Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Janjua worked as a Senior Consultant in Pediatric Neurodisability at Child Development Center at Addenbrookes Teaching Hospital, Cambridge University, England. She has been a Consultant in the British National Health Service (NHS) for over 20 years. During this time, she has planned and implemented several programs to improve the provision of services for children with special needs in the area. She also has 5 years experience as Clinical Director for the Department of Community Pediatrics and Child Development Center in Bedford, England.
Dr. Janjua obtained her Medical Degree in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal. She completed 6 years of Specialist Pediatric Training and 2 years of Neurodisability training at a tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Porto. Dr Janjua’ s postgraduate studies and research include a Master of Science in Audiological Medicine from Manchester University, UK, where she learned the theory and practice of assessing and investigating hearing loss in young children and deliver intervention programs. She also completed a PhD in Pediatrics from Bristol University, UK during which she studied “Language and Cognitive development in very young severe and profound deaf children”.
Dr. Janjua is a certified medical practitioner and on the specialist register of the General Medical Council, UK. She is also registered and licensed by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.
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