Ioannis Ntanos (pronounced Danos) is one of the UK’s leading gender affirmation surgeons, specialising in top surgery for trans men.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Mr Ntanos obtained his medical degree from the University of Ovidius in Constanta, Romania in 2002. From there he returned to Greece to complete his general surgical training and to work as a consultant. In 2010 he completed his oncoplastic training, at the Gustave-Russy Institute, in Paris, France, qualifying him as a specialist breast surgeon. In 2013, he moved to the UK where he took up a surgical position within the NHS.
Mr Ntanos’ passion for ethics and how they relate to healthcare, led him to obtain a degree in Ethics and the Law from the University of Manchester in 2011. While at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) Mr Ntanos began specialising in top surgery for trans men and in 2019 he became the lead for gender affirmation surgery.
During his time working as a specialist in this area, Mr Ntanos has performed more than 350 cases of top surgery. In 2019 he was named doctor of the year at NMGH and in 2020, he was appointed as chair of its clinical ethics committee a role in which he continues to this day.
Specialising in top surgery for the trans and non-binary community has seen Mr Ntanos’ combine his dual passions of ethics and healthcare and he has since gone on to complete his MBA studies, with a thesis focusing on improving trans surgery and top surgery provision in the UK.
Mr Ntanos is continuously expanding his knowledge in this area and participates regularly in national and international conferences and workshops. He also provides training at all levels to those wishing to better understand this area of surgery and how best to support this patient cohort.
Mr Ntanos has a number of professional affiliations including: membership of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), BAGIS (British Association of Gender Identity Specialists), AoME (Academy of Medical Educators) IME (Institute of Medical Ethics) and CMI (Chartered Management Institute).
Outside of his passion for providing excellent care to transgender individuals, Mr Ntanos also enjoys reading poetry, playing the piano and travelling.
Education & Training
2019 - 2021
MBA, University of Manchester
MA, Ethics and the Law, University of Manchester
Specialist Breast Surgeon, Gustave-Russy Institute, Paris
2011 - 2013
Consultant Surgeon at Interbalkan Medical Centre, Thessaloniki
2005 - 2011
General surgical residency, Thessaloniki
2002 - 2007
MD, University of Ovidius, Costanta