Dr. Hamdan is a Consultant in Paediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
at Al Jalila Children’s. He began his medical education at the University of Jordan, Amman,
Jordan. He completed his paediatrics residency at The State University of New
York at Downstate Medical Center – New York, USA. Following that, he worked for
several years as a consultant paediatrician in Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi
Arabia before returning to the United States to pursue paediatric subspecialty
training. Dr. Hamdan did both his paediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine fellowships
at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. Dr.
Hamdan is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the fields of
general pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and in sleep medicine.
After completing fellowship training, Dr. Hamdan worked at Dayton
Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, as an attending physician in paediatric sleep
medicine and also at the University of Illinois College of Medicine as an
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine in
Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Hamdan aims to provide child friendly, gold-standard and up to date care for his patients with
respiratory and/or sleep conditions including sleep apnea. Dr. Hamdan is fluent
in Arabic and English.
Joel Sanchez joined Al Jalila Children’s in 2017 as a Pulmonary Function Technologist and is responsible for managing and conducting all of the test procedures that take place in the pulmonary function laboratory. He also works alongside doctors in the Sleep Clinic to provide a CPAP therapy initiation and adherence service.Prior to this, Joel was based in the United Kingdom working as a Specialist Clinical Respiratory Physiologist at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and also for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust working at both the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.He initially studied a Bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology and then later went on to study Clinical Physiology and Respiratory Physiology at Swansea University, where he also trained within various NHS hospitals throughout Wales. In late-2017, prior to starting his position at Al Jalila Children’s, he completed a post-graduate diploma in Respiratory Medicine at University of South Wales.Joel is a member of the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) and has an ARTP Practitioner Level Qualification, he also has European Respiratory Society Membership and is a registrant of the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists in the UK.Joel Sanchez has significant experience with a variety of medical equipment and devices that are used to carry out a broad range of diagnostic tests, which are useful in diagnosing respiratory disease and for the management of sleep related breathing disorders with positive airway pressure therapies such as; CPAP and BiPAP devices.