Janine Van Lancker is an American doctor who is one of the leading and most respected physicians in the field of allergy and immunology. She has dedicated her entire career to treating all kinds of medical issues that people suffer, providing top-notch medical care to ensure that the general health of her patients is improved. Janine specializes in treating disorders and problems that affect the immune system, such as respiratory and skin allergies, asthma, insect and animal-induced allergies, immune deficiencies, and more.
Aside from her glowing medical career, Janine is also popular for being the wife of Ajit Pai, the current chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, and the man responsible for the recent repeal of America’s Net Neutrality law which was one of the key policies of the Obama administration. It’s not easy being married to a powerful politician, but Janine seems to be managing just fine. She has been able to balance the rigors of her job with the challenges that come with her choice of a life partner and the family they have built together. Janine is also serving as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the prestigious Washington Medical Faculty Associates.
Janine Van Lancker Biography
Janine Van Lancker was born to Christian parents Robert Van Lancker and Marianne Van Lancker in Poland, Ohio. It is only known that she is in her early 40s as she is yet to disclose her exact date of birth and other personal details such as her family background and early childhood history. Janine knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, so she set out to do exactly that.
After she completed her high school education, she went on to Notre Dame University in Indiana, where she graduated in 1997 Magna Cum Laude. While there, she joined the illustrious Alpha Epsilon Delta society. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree at Notre Dame, Janine received her acceptance letter from Northwestern University to join their medical program. She bagged her Doctor of Medicine Degree from NorthWestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2001.
Janine got accepted into the residency program at McGaw Medical Centre. She specialized in allergy. Following this, she went on to the National Institute of Health where she completed her medical fellowship. Thereafter, she became a certified member of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology.
The brilliant medical doctor began a full-fledged practice after enduring many years of rigorous medical training. She currently works as an Allergist and Immunologist specifically focused on food allergies, asthma, and immune deficiencies such as HIV/AIDS at the George Washington University Medical Centre. She is also affiliated with several other hospitals in the locale including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Janine is also employed as an Assistant Professor in the medical faculty of the esteemed George Washington University.
Janine Van Lancker met her future husband Ajit Pai through a mutual friend who invited them out for drinks at a bar. It was meant to be a blind date arrangement, so they were both wary about how it would turn out. Ajit googled her to discover as much as he could about his date before their physical meet up and he was impressed by what his research revealed. When they finally met, they started talking and realized they actually had plenty of common ground to land on. After the date ended, he collected her email address from the mutual friend and began sending her messages. This marked the beginning of their relationship.
The lovebirds tied the knot on July 10, 2010, in an intimate and lavish ceremony that was held at Willard Intercontinental Hotel, with 280 guests in attendance. The couple also had a Hindu wedding ceremony to celebrate Ajin Pai’s Indian heritage. The lovebirds have two children: a son named Alexander Madhav, and a daughter named Annabelle Malathi. They are still happily married today.
1. Janine Said Yes to Ajit’s Proposal Only 6 Months After They Met
After they had been dating for four months, Ajit told Janine he wanted to talk to her about something. She thought he was going to break up with her, but instead, he told her she was the one and how much he loved her, so they spent the rest of the time discussing their future. When he proposed to her two months later, she couldn’t dream of a world in which she wasn’t married to him.
2. She is 1 of 7 Allergists Who Work at George Washington Hospital
If you need a testament to how brilliant Janine Van Locker is, you only need to look at the fact that she is one of only seven doctors at the hospital with a specialty in allergy and immunology.
3. The Doctor and Her Husband Bought a 1.4 Million Home in 2012
Janine and Ajit purchased a luxury house in Arlington, Virginia that cost over a million dollars. It’s a six-bedroom mansion, with six bathrooms, a library, several walk-in closets, a 40-foot lap pool, a whirlpool tub, and other luxurious amenities sitting on a half acre of land. It’s prime real estate.