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Ilze graduated from the Central University of the Free State, South Africa. She worked at the Groote Schuur Hospital Respiratory Clinic before moving to Lusaka in October 2016. She has also done an Asthma and Allergy course with Cipla. She gained immense experience at various hospitals in Cape Town. At Tygerberg Hospital, she worked in the adult and paediatric/neonatal Intensive Care Units, gaining experience with ventilators, monitors and blood gas machines and performing Lung Function Tests (LFT) in the respiratory clinics. She worked as a Study Co-coordinator at Melomed Private Hospital on Asthma and COPD research studies.
Over the past four years, at Netcare Private and Groote Schuur Hospital Respiratory Clinics she performed different Pulmonary Function Tests (Spirometry, Diffusion Capacity, Body Plethysmography, Methacholine, VO2 max, Stress ECG tests). She also has vast experience in Screening Polysomography (Sleep Studies) and titration (CPAP) studies for patients with Sleep Apnoea. Ilze is passionate about performing LFT’s on patients with different lung diseases helping to achieve accurate diagnosis and subsequently improving their quality of life.