Ibrahim Janahi

Division Chief of Pulmonology, Chair of Medical Educaiton

Sidra Medicine



Prof. Janahi is the senior attending physician and Division Chief of pediatric pulmonology at Sidra, and oversees the implementation of all medical education programs in the organization. This includes the coordination of undergraduate and graduate medical training. Prof. Janahi and his team monitor the Continuous Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of senior medical staff. Such programs are a licensure requirement and are designed to maintain and improve practitioner’s knowledge, skills and attitude in a manner that assures optimum safety and the most-up-to-date medical practices, processes and procedures. Sidra has been acknowledged as an accredited center for these programs by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners. Prof. Janahi also oversees 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. In addition to his responsibilities at Sidra, Prof. Janahi is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. He attained his board certification with the American Board of Pediatrics, the Board of Pediatric Pulmonology and the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health Fellowship (UK). Dr. Janahi joined Sidra in 2016, from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), where he continues to hold key senior leadership responsibilities as the Executive Director of Medical Research. Dr. Janahi has researched several clinical programs on asthma, respiratory illnesses, allergic diseases and sleep disordered breathing. He is the Lead Principal Investigator on three programs researching childhood asthma and obesity and cystic fibrosis. In addition to his many clinical and academic roles in the country, Dr. Janahi also holds multiple board memberships including with the Qatari Board of Medical Specialists (QBMS); the National CPD accreditation executive committee (QCHP-AD); the Advisory Board of Biomedical Research Institute for Qatar University. He is the Chairman of the National Medical Licensing Committee and a board member of the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP). He is also the Chairman of the Save A Life Initiative (SALI) an initiative by the RAF -Thani Bin Abdulla Humanitarian Foundation.