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Department Regional Institute Chair, Neurosciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Icp Monitoring
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microsurgical Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroendoscopic Cerebral Fenestration
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Ventricular Shunt Surgery
View all 39 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Hydrocephalus
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Benign Tumors of the Brain
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Brain Metastases
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Catastrophic Epilepsies
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas of the Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Cerebral Astrocytomas
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chordomas
  • Choroid Plexus Tumors
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Congenital Defects
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Encephalotrigeminal Angiomatosis
  • Ependymal Tumors
  • Ependymomas
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fistulas
  • Gangliogliomas
  • Generalized Dystonia
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas
  • Head Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage, Cerebral Hemorrhage, & Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Malignant Tumors of the Brain
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Movement Disorders
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric Brain Cancer
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pineal Tumors - Adult
  • Pineal Tumors - Pediatric
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacral Compression Fracture
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Spine Tumors
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Bites
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Malformations
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
  • Water on the Brain
View all 113 Specialties +


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About Badih Adada, MD

Dr. Badih Adada serves as the chair of the Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and is the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery . He focuses his practice in the specialized field of skull base and cerebrovascular surgery. Throughout his career, he has performed more than 6,000 operations for patients with complex brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy and spinal pathologies. Additionally, Dr. Badih Adada offers deep brain stimulation treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

He previously held an associate professor appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and was the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital. In this capacity, Dr. Adada instructed surgeons in residency training and assisted with establishing the school’s movement disorder surgery program.

In addition to his practice and teaching, Dr. Badih Adada has contributed his medical expertise as a member of the editorial board of the Yearbook of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He has also published a wide range of book chapters and peer reviewed articles. He is the current holder of the John and Margaret Krupa Chair in Neurosciences.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Skull Base Surgery
Little Rock, AR USA

Residency - University of Montreal, Notre-Dame Hospital

Internship - University of Montreal, St-Luc Hospital

Medical Education - University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec,

Professional Highlights

  • Member of the Editorial Board "Contemporary Neurosurgery"


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Brain Aneurysms, Epilepsy Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Complex Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pituitary Tumors, Meningiomas, Gliomas

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Canada
  • America's Top Surgeons


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Canadian Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2022, Dr. Adada has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

The staff and doctor were prompted and professionally

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr Adada is very professional, brilliant and very kind hearted. I am so happy to have him as a Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I always recommend the Cleveland Clinic, so professional and they have the BEST Doctors. I grew up one hour east of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and it was always number one.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I think Dr. Adada and his staff are at the very top of the list at Cleveland Clinic. Number one.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Great Doctors

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Adada is excellent as is his nurse

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Adada and his staff the Best

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Bethany and I both liked the Doctor very much

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

The experience with Dr Adada was wonderfulHe listened, he explained and he made me feel that he will do everything possible to see me through what I have

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

My time with Dr Adada was wonderful He listened to me talked and explained, I felt veryComfortable and felt I was in good hands

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

The Dr is great, Most of the staff was good and trying to help. The down fall is having to wait tillApril 13th for an EEG

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Adada is clear a man above His profession...I left amazed !!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Adada is very caring, professional and treats you with great respect. He looks at you when he speaks to you and listens to what you have to say

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Adada was very professional, thorough, and empathetic. He identifed a clear path of treatment and next steps.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr. A ADada is the Best Dr. He has impeccable bedside manners, he always listen, find solution and care about his patients. He is a highly skilled surgeon in addition his persona make him a wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr Abaddah is fantastic! He is sensitive, kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr. Abaddah is phenomenal!!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr. Is able to be clear and empathetic in his dealings with patient and caregiver

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Adada is very knowledgeable, professional and kind. He takes time to answer all questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Adada is great!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

The physician and his team were amazing

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Adada is very professional. He analyzes the results of my tests (MRI and Audiogram) and discloses them to me in a very positive manner. His demeanors denote knowledge, concern, and dedication.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr was excellent listened to my concerns and was very thoughtful

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

All experiences were excellent. The doctor was a gentleman and very knowledgeable. I just have been going in another direction.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Will definitely recommend this provider

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

*Dr. Badih Adada and their team are excellent professional, with great humane quality.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

The best el Doc Adaba y Claritza the nurse

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Doc Adaba the best

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Adada is awesome! Not only does he explain my condition, but I consider him to be a friend. Overall a great guy and surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Addada is excellent.I feel he is genuinely concerned, attentive and supportive.I feel very fortunate that he is my physician!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Great visit, the doctor is real human being with emotion and truth.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

This doctor was an angel of God, he is kind, comforting and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

The Lord has blessed our family with Dr. Adada, the resident with him, and the nurse practitioner in his team. Excellent service and show care and concerns about my health issues. Very caring and best neurosurgeon we have ever seen in Florida.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

The whole neurologist team and Dr. Adada get a 100 star score from me and my family

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Very impressed with the staff from entry, sign in, the drs. Dr. Adada was courteous, professional. Follow up tests scheduled timely and conveniently, since we are closer to West Palm.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

I am the happiest person on earth for choosing this hospital and the Doctor that saw me. He and his nurse were fabulous. The doctor answered all my questions and made an appointment fast to see him again. Loved the service. Thank you all

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

The doctor took great care of me and listened to my needs

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Adada is outstanding in all areas; professional, caring, precise, kind, thorough and friendly too! I feel so blessed to have him as my Neurosurgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

The doctor was absolutely amazing, he put my mind to ease and drew a picture so I could understand what was happening to me. Took his time to explain details w the best bed side manners. I was very impressed. That day I was very nervous. He immediately made me feel comfortable, he was very caring and sincere. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Adada -always very professional and caring. Answered all of my questions to mt satisfaction.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

The Doctor was very understanding and compassionate He made me feel that my feelings were His main concern. He did His best to make me feel better. Despite the outcome I'm glad I went there. The Doctor set a standard that everyone should follow.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr. ADADA is a wonderful Dr. He is excellent in his field and very helpful and knowledgeable..

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Adada is amazing. I would refer anyone experiencing a neurological condition to him. From the diagnosis to day of surgery, to after sugrical care, Dr Adada is WORLD CLASS and Cleveland is lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Adada to my friend.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

After doing my research on Cleveland Clinic I decided that this is where I will get my care based on the reviews and particularly as it relates to Dr. Adada. After meeting with him for the first time I felt as if I have been a patient of his for a long time. He is very easy to talk to and he makes you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Adada is THE BEST!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

I was surprise for courtesy of the staff, we was a early and surprise that they allow me to get Into Doctor's office early.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr Adada pays attention to me and my story. I was impressed on the way that he treats me and my husband.Dr ADADA IS AWESOME !!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Asked for the doctor to return for additional questions and he returned and provided answers to all my questions

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Top level care by Dr Adada and his team

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Everything about Dr. Adana's office is great

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