Ilse Hoffman was born in Aalst on 26th June in 1967. She completed her studies sciences at the Sint Jozef Instituut Aalst in 1985 and subsequently started Medical School at the Catholic University of Leuven where she obtained the title of Medical Doctor with great distinction in June 1992. In 1992 she started as a clinical trainee in Pediatrics under the supervision of Prof. Em Dr. E. Eggermont and Prof. Em Dr. P. Casaer and graduated in 1997 as a pediatrician. The next 2 years she followed a training in pediatric gastroenterology hepatology and nutrition in UZ Leuven by Prof Veereman.
She started as a member of the pediatric staff at the department Pediatrics in 2000 and became head of the department pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in 2002. In august 2004 she received a grant from the klinisch onderzoeksfonds, which made scientific research possible leading to the PhD thesis: “Esopghageal and stomach motility in children” in 2007. Ilse Hoffman is secretary of Bespghan (Belgian Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and nutrition) since 2009.