Dr Piet Hoebeke is urologist in the department of Urology at the University Hospital, Gent, Belgium, and is Senior Full Professor of Pediatric Urology. Since 1/10/2016 he is dean of the faculty of medicine and health sciences at Ghent University.
He received his initial medical training at the University of Gent, and then trained as a paediatric urologist at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Dr Hoebeke’ s special fields of interest are incontinence in children and urogenital reconstruction in children, adolescents and adults. He is a member of three multi-disciplinary teams – paediatric urology and nephrology; disorders of sex development and gender dysphoria at Ghent University Hospital. He is involved in pediatric urology surgery in general and urogenital reconstruction in children and adolescents and in female to male transsexual surgery. He is board member and treasurer of the European Society of Pediatric Urology (ESPU). He is Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) and Fellow of the European Academy for Pediatric Urology (FEAPU).
Dr Hoebeke has presented many papers at national and international meetings and has authored and co-authored more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 30 book chapters. He is editor of the Journal of Pediatric Urology.