Dr Maria de Fatima Janjua is the Division Chief for the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at Sidra Medical and Research Center. She was appointed to the role in June 2017.
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, organized and implemented several programs which vastly improved 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’ 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 hearing in young children investigate causes of deafness and deliver intervention programs. Her thesis studied the “Incidence and type of hearing loss in children with Mucopolysaccharidosis”.
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.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in the UK.