American Physician, Comedian, Social Activist, Clown, and Author
Notable Past Participant • 2002 Speaker • 2003 Speaker • 2006 Speaker

Hillsboro, West Virginia

Hunter Doherty "PatchAdams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he organizes a group of volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns in an effort to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.