Hunter Doherty Adams
May 28, 1945
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Virginia Commonwealth University (M.D.)|
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
|Occupation||Physician, comedian, social activist, clown, author|
(m. 1975; div. 1998)
Anna Campbell Adams
Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he also organizes volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.