Prof. Behbehani attained his MSc in Medical Parasitology from the University of Liverpool in 1969, and his PhD in Immunology in 1972 form London University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath).
Prof. Behbehani has authored one book on Science and Technology as well as more than 100 scientific papers published in international journals.
Currently, Prof. Behbehani is Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Liaison Office and is in charge of Resource Mobilization for the Eastern Mediterranean Region at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland. During his term at the WHO since 1991, he was Programme Manager, Special Programme for Research and Training Tropical Diseases (1991-1994) and Director of Tropical Diseases (1994-1999).
Prof. Behbehani is a member of many national and international organizations such as the British Society of Parasitology, the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Electron Microscopy Society of America as well as the European Academy of Arts, Science and Humanities, Paris, France.
Among the previous posts occupied by Prof. Behbehani was that of Deputy Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Vice Rector for research at Kuwait University, Kuwait.
Prof. Behbehani was an awardee of a Kuwait University scholarship as well as the best research award in Medicine, which was awarded to him by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).