Michel Lecendreux, MD
Michel Lecendreux, MD, is a child psychiatrist at University Hospital, Robert-Debré, Paris, France. Dr. Lecendreux is involved in pediatric sleep research, and he also cares for children and adolescents in the clinic. He is the head of the Pediatric Sleep Centre at Hospital Robert-Debré in Paris. His main fields of interest are sleep, alertness, narcolepsy, and ADHD.
Dr. Lecendreux is one of the directors of the French Reference Center for Pediatric Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnias and Kleine-Levin Syndrome in the Department of Neurophysiology and is a member of numerous international sleep societies. He has written many journal articles, editorials, chapters and books in the area of pediatric narcolepsy, ADHD and sleep and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Attention Disorders. Together with his colleagues, Dr. Lecendreux reported on the role of vigilance impairment in children with ADHD and insisted on the role of iron deficiency in the pathophysiology of ADHD. Dr. Lecendreux is also involved in numerous activities, including teaching medicine and education and research on attention disorders at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris.