Piet Leroy


Piet Leroy (Belgium 1969 - ), MD, PhD, MSc is a senior consultant in paediatric critical care and director of the Paediatric Procedural Sedation Unit at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Health, Life Sciences and medicine at Maastricht University) and graduated in 2017 as a Master in Health Professions Education at the Maastricht School of Health Professions Education.

His main research topics concern delirium in critical care and procedural sedation in children. Within these fields he has published over 50 scientific papers, guidelines and book chapters and lectured at more than 100 scientific meetings over the last decade. In 2012 he obtained a PhD degree at Maastricht University with a thesis entitled ‘Improving Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Children: from practice over evidence to practice’. He is a board member of the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation. Currently he is setting up an interdisciplinary training and implementation program for trauma-free medical care in children. This work is supported by the Charlie Braveheart Foundation.

Piet Leroy is editor at the European Journal of Pediatrics.