earFold – Meet the team

Mr Alam Hannan

Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeonmr hannan

Mr Alam Hannan is a Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at the Royal
Free and Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospitals. He has a subspecialist interest in Facial Plastic Surgery, focusing on rhinoplasty and otoplasty. Earfold was born at Royal Free Hospital, and Mr Hannan joined the team in 2014. Over the following three years, he has managed over 250 patients with Earfold and is thus amongst the top three surgeons worldwide with the greatest experience in the technique. His expertise with Earfold also extends to regularly training other surgeons.


Mr Norbert Kang

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Norbert Kang is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon based at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Following a number of notable, personal experiences when treating patients with prominent ears, Mr. Kang developed a particular interest in otoplasty surgery. This interest eventually led him to invent the earFold™ implant, with the specific intention of providing patients with a minimally invasive, local anaesthetic procedure as an alternative to conventional otoplasty surgery. He also offers a full range of alternative otoplasty procedures.


Mr Ravinder Natt

Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon

Mr Ravinder Natt is consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon, he qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2001. He completed his extensive postgraduate training in prestigious departments of excellence in London, Liverpool and Manchester. Mr. Natt delivers a very professional comprehensive service for ENT / Head & Neck Surgery for both adults and children. He maintains up to date with advancing technology and treatments by attending and delivering lectures at conferences and passes these benefits onto his patients.


Mr Greg O’Toole

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr O’Toole has implanted more than 300 Earfold implants. He has developed a minimalist approach to the Earfold® procedure, without cartilage perforation, which he has taught across Europe to other surgeons. His “Earstitch” procedure is an alternative approach to the correction of ear prominence, which follows the same minimalist principles.

After training in Oxford, Sydney and Paris, Mr O’Toole now jointly runs the Ear Reconstruction Service at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He is a visiting surgeon at the Children’s Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he has set up a clinical service for the treatment of congenital ear anomolies. He is a founder member of the International Society of Ear Reconstruction (ISAR).

Mr O’Toole performs 100 otoplasty procedures a year, always using simple techniques such as Earfold®..​

Mr Walid Sabbagh

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Sabbagh qualified from the University of Aberdeen in 1992 and after completing his basic surgical training in Yorkshire he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1996. Mr Sabbagh was appointed as a consultant plastic & reconstructive surgeon in 2004 at the internationally reputed Mount Vernon Hospital to develop a national Ear Reconstruction service and relocated to the Royal Free Hospital. He has established the Royal Free Hospital as the prime ear reconstructive centre receiving referrals from all over the UK, presented at numerous national and international meetings and published a number of articles.