Pascal Verdonck was born in 1963 in Gent, Belgium. He graduated as Master of Science Civil Engineering in 1986 from the Ghent University. He obtained his diplomas in Master of Business Administration (1989), Master of Science Biomedical Engineering (1993) and PhD (1993) from the Ghent University.
For twenty years he was full time at the Ghent University with visiting professorships at Imperial College London and the Universities of Paris XII , Groningen and Bologna. He did a sabbatical as CEO of the private Maria Middelares hospital for eight years.
Now he is full professor of medical technology at Ghent University and visiting professor at KULeuven and Vlerick Business School. He is vice president of the Belgian Association of Hospital managers.