Surgeon who operated on Kanye’s mother gives up license

Dr. Jan Adams will no longer practice medicine in California

The plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West’s mother Dr. Donda West before she died has given up his medical license in California.

Dr. Jan Adams performed a number of procedures on Dr. West in 2007, and she died soon after her operation.

Formal charges against Adams were filed by the Medical Board after he was charged with DUI related criminal convictions. According to Extra, Barb Johnston, the Board’s executive director said that “The mission of the Medical Board is public protection, and this action reflects the Board’s ongoing commitment to that mission.”


Dr. Adams was a well-known surgeon prior to his DUIs and the death of Dr. West. He appeared on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and the Discovery Channel‘s ’Plastic Surgery: Before and After’.

–By our New York staff.
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