Ranked among the nation's top neuroscience programs by U.S. News & World Report
Duke Stroke Center is consistently recognized as one of the top centers for stroke care. Learn more about what sets us apart.
The Duke Stroke Center is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Currently, there are less than 50 Comprehensive Stroke Centers nationwide. This designation recognizes Duke’s ability to provide the highest level of specialized, comprehensive stroke care from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation.
Since 2011, The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has recognized the Duke Stroke Center with the Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Duke University Hospital has been nationally ranked for Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S.News & World Report.
In addition, Duke University is also one of only three designated Stroke Prevention Research Centers by American Stroke Association-Bugher Foundation.
Duke physicians have been involved in major clinical trials focused on stroke prevention, emergency treatment, and recovery since 1966.
Our research aimed at optimizing the organization and delivery of stroke-related care has led to treatment protocols not just followed at Duke but around the country.
With five board-certified vascular neurologists, Duke leverages specialized knowledge, paired with multidisciplinary teams, to maximize each patient’s recovery.
The Duke Stroke Center combines an expert understanding of stroke with the most sophisticated technology available to provide stroke patients the best possible care.
Our specialized, multidisciplinary team coordinates the comprehensive care of every stroke patient who comes to Duke -- from the initial contact in the Emergency Department through hospital care and the transition home or, if necessary, to a rehabilitation facility.
Inpatients are treated at Duke University Hospital, while outpatients are served at a number of locations throughout the area.
Duke University Hospital has championed the use of stroke team for rapid assessment and treatment.
Total integration with Duke’s emergency department means that when patients arrive with stroke symptoms, the Acute Stroke Response Team is activated within minutes -- so evaluation can be done quickly and appropriate treatment started as soon as possible.
In addition, the Duke Stroke Center integrates the care of stroke patients through any necessary inpatient and rehabilitation services, providing a complete continuum of high-level care.