Jan Adams Biography
Jan Adams (Rudalgo Alonzo Adams) is an American former cosmetic surgeon, author, and television presenter. He is best known for performing Kanye West’s mom, Donda West’s final surgery before her passing in 2007.
Jan Adams Age
He was born on April 21, 1954 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. He is 69 years old as of 2023. He was born Rudalgo Alonzo Adams and at the age of six months, his name was changed to Jan Rudalgo Adams.
Jan Adams Height
Adam’s stands at an estimated height of about 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Jan Adams Family
Adam is private about his personal life, he has not revealed any details about his family.
Jan Adams Wife
He was married to Susie Field from 2006 to 2007.
Jan Adams Net Worth
Adam has an estimated net worth of about of $1 million to $5 million which he earned as a cosmetic surgeon, author, and television presenter.
Jan Adams Education
He attended Harvard University and after his second year he worked for S. Allen Counter where he studied the hearing systems of insects.
Adams attended Harvard starting March 1977 and graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in June 1985.
He then went to the University of Michigan where he trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery where he served as chief resident in plastic surgery. He completed his surgical training as UCLA’s first fellow in aesthetic surgery.
Jan Adams Book
He started his career as an author with scientific journals: the first was “Late Infection Following Aesthetic Malar Augmentation with Proplast Implants” with Dr. Henry Kawamoto.
His first book, Everything Women of Color Should Know About Cosmetic Surgery, was published by St Martin’s Press in 2000.
Jan Adams Shows
Adams’s break in television came in 2001 when he was chosen as a correspondent for syndicated entertainment show Extra. Adam also starred on daytime talk show The Other Half with Danny Bonaduce, Dick Clark and Mario Lopez. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Donda West Death
Jan Adams was the plastic surgeon who performed breast reduction surgery, along with other procedures, on Donda West, mother to rapper Kanye West. Donda West died the next day at home, November 10, 2007, while under the care of her nephew,Stephan Scoggins, a nurse.
The final coroner’s report of January 10, 2008 said Donda West died of “coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty.” Records also indicated that in 2001, two malpractice lawsuits against Adams ended in judgments of $217,337 and $250,000.
On November 20, Adams walked off Larry King Live, telling host Larry King he did not wish to answer any questions, citing a request by the West family for privacy. Adams returned on January 22, 2008, stating that he was there to “defend himself” rather than discuss the specifics of West’s death.
He claimed his business had been “almost destroyed” by the publicity surrounding the case, and he took responsibility for multiple DUI offenses.
On June 26, 2008, Adams was arrested again in Solano County, California for driving under the influence of alcohol and for driving without a license. On January 7, 2009, he pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, and was sentenced to one year in jail.
On April 8, 2009, he surrendered his California medical license following his multiple convictions for alcohol-related offenses. On March 14, 2013, Adams’s license was reinstated under probationary restrictions after an appeals process.
On October 10, 2014, His license was revoked again because he failed to comply with the terms of his probation. In April 2018, Kanye West claimed the cover to his eighth studio album, Ye, (previously titled Love Everyone), would be a picture of Adams.
According to Kanye, he wanted the message of the artwork to be to “forgive and stop hating”, implying he had been harboring hate for Adams for the situation regarding his mother’s death. Kanye ultimately did not follow through with this decision, as Adams’ requested him do otherwise.
Kanye instead used a photograph of the mountains around his Jackson Hole, Wyoming ranch as the album’s cover art.