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Professor Ibrahim Janahi
Executive Director, Medical Research
Senior Consultant, Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology Division
Hamad Medical Corporation


Professor Janahi is Executive Director Medical Research at Hamad Medical Corporation. He is an accomplished researcher having over 20 years experience as a principal investigator, research mentor, and leader of funded research programs specializing in pediatric internal medicine. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical University – Qatar.

He has authored or co-authored over 30 published peer-reviewed articles as well numerous book contributions, presentations and abstracts, and hosts a weekly one-hour TV show Medicine and Life on Qatar TV.

Ibrahim has held several positions at HMC since returning from the US in 2000, having completed a residency at the University of Illinois at Peoria / Children’s Hospital of Illinois, and a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital. He is currently Senior Consultant, Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Division at HMC. 

Dr. Ibrahim A. Janahi is currently the Chairman of the National Permanent Licensing Committee (PLC) in the State of Qatar yet works in a number of capacities within the region’s medical trade. Dr. Janahi is the Executive Director of Medical Research at Hamad Medical Corporation and has authored more than 30 publications whilst participating in more than 23 research studies. He has also been awarded more than $4 million US$ by the Qatar National Research fund for a number of projects he spearheaded.

Dr. Janahí’s leadership has extended beyond Qatar and throughout both the region and internationally. He is a founding member of the Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association (APPA). He is additionally an examiner for many certifying boards and qualifying examinations which include the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health of the UK.

Dr. Janahi graduated from King Faisal University, College of Medicine in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 1992. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine 1997 after which he started his postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Baylor College of Medicine (Texas Children Hospital) in Houston, Texas, USA. His area of clinical expertise is interventional pulmonology, chronic lung diseases with genetic basis and rare lung diseases in children.

His areas of research interest are:
  • Genotype/Phenotype relationship in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)
  • Personalized medicine targeting Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) gene modification
  • Molecular basis of the relationship between asthma and obesity (genomic-proteomic-metabolomics relationships)
  • Lung immunology.