LOS ANGELES — The plastic surgeon who operated on rapper Kanye West’s mother before she died in 2007 surrendered his medical license following two DUI-related convictions.
LOS ANGELES — The plastic surgeon who operated on rapper Kanye West’s mother before she died in 2007 surrendered his medical license following two DUI-related convictions. Dr. Jan Adams, 54, will no longer be able to practice medicine anywhere in the state, the Medical Board of California said Thursday. Adams can petition for reinstatement of his license in three years. Adams was placed on probation on two occasions after being charged with driving under the influence in 2003 and 2006. The medical board filed formal charges of wrongdoing against Adams in connection with the convictions that led to the loss of his license. "This mission of the medical board is public protection, and this action reflects the board’s ongoing commitment to that mission," said executive director Barb Johnston. In the 2006 case, Adams was acquitted of one count of driving under the influence but was found guilty by a jury of driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or greater. "He feels very bad about the whole matter," his attorney Thomas Byrne said. Adams is currently serving a year in a Northern California jail after pleading no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving last year. His blood-alcohol level was .20 percent when he was stopped June 26 after traveling the wrong way on a highway. Adams performed breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction procedures on Donda West a day before she died. An autopsy blamed heart disease coupled with complications from the surgery. Adams has appeared as a plastic surgery expert on such shows as "Oprah," and "Entertainment Tonight." He also had his own show on the Discovery Health channel and marketed a line of skin care products. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.