Piet Leroy (1969), MD, PhD, MSc is a pediatric critical care specialist and director of the Pediatric Procedural Sedation Unit at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is an associate professor (domain of medical teaching) 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 presented over 150 scientific lectures on international conferences. In 2013 he received the Catharina Pijls Prize for his research on the improvement of procedural sedation quality in pediatrics. He is a board member of the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation (www.proceduralsedation.org) and editor for the European Journal of Pediatrics.
In 2018 and 2021 he organized the first interdisciplinary European Conferences in Pediatric Procedural Sedation & Analgesia (www.PROSA2021.com). Supported by the Charlie Braveheart Foundation (www.charliebraveheart.com), he set up in 2019 an interdisciplinary training program for procedural comfort in children.