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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 10/3/2021, 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

226 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Asada and staff always makes me feel comfortable and I am grateful he was able to make me well again.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Adada is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Love the Cleveland Clinic. All personnel are first class. Doctors are outstanding and very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Adada was great.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Very good and professional experience with Dr Adada and nurses

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Adada along with Dr. Gonzalez are some of the most empathetic and professional doctors I've seen in a long time, and I'm lucky to have them, even though sometimes I'm harsh.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Great experience with clear help with understanding my scan best physician and nurse

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Doctor Adada and his team ate the best. I already recommended 3 people.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Adada was incredible in every aspect of my visit. What an awesome Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

The PA was very thorough and made the doctors visit much easier. She asked all the right questions and was able to update the MD before he came I. To see me:

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Very good advice and care provided by the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Addada put my mind at ease about a procedure that was recommended by a local neurologist. I'm so glad I went to Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Addada was very nice and very informative.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Adada and his stuff were as always wonderful

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

The doctor shows genuine interest in my health and the development of my medical condition

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Adada is a wonderful Doctor and so caring. I am very happy with Dr Adada and his team

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Very satisfied. Dr. Add ads was very professional and explained what needed to be done.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

This doctor and his team are wonderful. They are knowledgeable, and kind. Dr. Asada has performed 3 surgeries on me. His gentle, but respectful manner was not only comforting, it made me confident with his recommendations. He answered my questions patiently and explained my diagnosis and all possible treatments. I feel blessed to having met Dr. Asada.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Dr. Adada is so kind, patient, and considerate. I am grateful he was my surgeon. He got me out of extreme pain and back on my feet in no time!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Adada and his staff are hands down some of the most caring, involved and compassionate providers I've ever had. They are patient, they listen and follow up, even on the small details. You can tell they genuinely care. Please keep up whatever training and mentorship you have in place for this team and share it with the rest of the CCF staff.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Adada Is excellent He was on time and Interested In me

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Adada is a good listener and answered all of my questions, and he didn't rush me I felt very comfortable talking to him. I dealt with other doctors in that department and none was like him. He also had a trainee with him and he also was very nice. I would recommend Dr Adada anytime. Please let him know how happy I was when I left the hospital. You should have more caring doctors like him, It reminded me of the times when doctors cared about you. Some time some of the other doctors treat you like you are in a factory and rush you. Thank you you Dr. Adada and continue treating people the way you would like to be treated.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Adada is the best doctor/ surgeon I have ever had the pleasure to be treated by. He is skillful, talented, and a human being to boot- a rarity in any surgeon. My husband and I adore, respect, and have complete trust in him.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr is so informative and compassionate!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Adaba was excellent. He explained everything thoroughly and put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Adada is an exceptionally skilled neuro surgeon with many years of experience.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Everyone was exceptional from the security guard to the Dr. Wonderful experience

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

I wouldn't trust anyone else with my care than Dr Adada

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Adada is the the very best. I owe my life to him. He is personable, concerned, professional - there are not enough words in the dictionary to describe him. He is the best thing to come to Cleveland Clinic,

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Excellent MD recommend him often

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Adada and his entire team are amazing. Dr. Adada is most caring, compassionate, and understanding to his patient need. I experienced that first hand.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

My video visit went almost like my face-to-face visit, Dr. Adada is professional.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

I recommend Doctor Adada to whom may need the best neurosurgeon. He is excellent

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr Adada, Nurse Ana and the training student doctor were all very perfessional, understanding or my case and patient care.

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