Haytham Adada, M.D., is an accomplished physician with the skillset to effectively manage medical responsibilities within different health care systems. During his career, he has worked with various patient demographics — in both inpatient and outpatient settings — and with different levels of acuity.
He has more than a decade of professional clinic experience. Since 2014, Adada has provided pulmonary and critical care through Ballad Health Medical Associates. He has worked at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee, and Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia.
He worked with Mountain States Medical Group, which is now Ballad Health Medical Associates, beginning in 2010. He was a hospitalist in internal medicine at Johnson City Medical Center. In 2009 Adada worked as a hospitalist for Mercy at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri.
Adada has many years of administrative experience as well. Much of his work in this capacity has been with Ballad Health at Johnston Memorial Hospital, focusing on patient safety and quality care. He is also a published author and has made many public presentations on a variety of topics. He was also a principal investigator of a clinical study during the COVID-19 pandemic to evaluate the outcome of the convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients.
Adada has been recognized many times for his work. In March 2022, he received Ballad’s Servant’s Heart Award, the health system’s most prestigious award for honoring team members, physicians and volunteers who model the philosophy of patient-centered care by going above and beyond the normal call of duty in helping others at work and in the community. In June 2021, he received the James Gibson Medical Staff Leadership Award for his steadfast, faithful, and tireless dedication to the medical staff at Johnson City Medical Center, as well as his efforts to improve the quality of patient care. That same month, he also received an Excellence in Teaching Honor for the best attending teacher by the internal medicine residency program at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Adada has also been a dedicated volunteer. In 1997 he was a member of the First Aid Team of the Lebanese Red Cross. He was a patient ambassador for the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during 2005. From 2006 to 2009, he also took part in Operation Safety Net in Pittsburgh, a program that works to improve the well-being of unsheltered homeless individuals.
Adada earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1996 from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Next, he received a medicine bachelor and bachelor of surgery from Beirut Arab University in Beirut in 2002. His medical training includes Beirut Arab University Affiliated Hospitals, Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, and East Tennessee State University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration with a medical management concentration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, which he earned in 2013.
Adada and his family have lived in the Tri-Cities region since 2010. He and his wife, Rasmiyah Jastan, purchased their Abingdon home in 2014. Dr. Jastan is a family medicine physician and program director of the family medicine residency training program in Abingdon. They have three children — Yara, Ryan and Mia. The family enjoys hiking in the area, biking on the Creeper Trail and having fun at the lake.