Jan Adams

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January Rudalgo Adams, known as "Dr. Jan Adams," is an American cosmetic surgeon from Middletown, Ohio who practices in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated from Harvard University and Ohio State University as a physician [1]

He co-presents Cosmetic Surgery Live, a British television program and Plastic Surgery Before & After, on the Discovery Health Channel, and was a co-host on The Other Half, a male-centric syndicated clone of The View during the 2001-02 season.

He is the author of Everything Women of Color Should Know About Cosmetic Surgery, published by St Martin's Press in 2000 (ISBN 0 312 25310 9). He has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. [2]

Adams was the plastic surgeon who performed surgery on Donda West, the mother of rapper Kanye West. Donda West died the day following her surgery. There is speculation as to whether a pre-existing medical condition made it unsafe for her to undergo this procedure. [3]

Records also indicate that in 2001, two malpractice lawsuits against Adams ended in judgments of $217,337 and $250,000, respectively [3]

In a 2006 legal case, Adams was found guilty of driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or greater, and he pleaded no contest in 2003 to driving under the influence, according to medical records.[citation needed]

On Tuesday, November 20, 2007, Dr. Adams walked off the set of Larry King Live while on the air, taking off his microphone and ear piece. He told Larry King he did not wish to answer any questions, citing a request by the West family for privacy. He said "I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the West family. They asked me not to go on. And I've said from the very beginning, I don't have a side in this."[4]


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