Telestroke Network

Advancing the best practices in stroke care in local communities

The Duke Telestroke Network advances the best practices in evidence-based stroke care by offering virtual clinical coverage paired with programmatic assistance.

The Duke Telestroke Network extends the services of the Duke Stroke Center, certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.  Duke's stroke specialists provide remote, consultative call coverage for acute stroke diagnosis and treatment recommendations 24/7 to facilitate targeted growth of our telestroke affiliates by keeping stroke patients local for their care.

Our Approach

The Duke Telestroke Network offers our affiliates comprehensive support with quality overisght through the following:

  • Rapid, virtual access to Duke specialists for stroke consultations (24/7/365),
  • Program assessment and development for the advancement of best practices in stroke care,
  • Support for the development of evidence-based protocols, guidelines and policies,
  • Education to expand the availability of evidence-based stroke care into the community and
  • Quality oversight by developing best processes including immediate access to the Duke Telestroke Coordinator for urgent or emergent issues.

The Duke Telestroke Network Team

Lorie Ann Meek, MSN, RN Lorie Ann Meek, MSN, RN
Director, Subspecialty Affiliations and Telestroke
Brad J. Kolls, MD, PhD, MMCi Brad J. Kolls, MD, PhD, MMCi
Assistant Professor of Neurology


Latest Telestroke Network News

Jan23Dr. Shah, Duke Neurology wins AHA/ASA awardThe American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has awarded Shreyansh Shah, MD …
Jul12Key Clinical Points About Stroke In Younger PeopleDuke neurologist helps patient identify underlying cause and recover from stroke.
Nov1At Duke Raleigh, procedure captures source of a stroke A new procedure at Duke Raleigh Hospital can help lessen the devastating effects of a stroke. The wo…
May13Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care Outcomes at 5 NC/VA HospitalsPatients at Duke Telestroke Network hospitals get the immediate care they need and, when necessary, …

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Duke Telestroke Network Affiliates


To learn more about The Duke Telestroke Network or to talk with a member of our team, call 919-419-5000, email or complete the form below.

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In an emergency, call 911. For non-urgent matters, contact Duke University Health System Consultation and Referral Center: 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853)