Danish Stroke Centre was established in 2012 and is part of the Head-Neuro Centre at Aarhus University Hospital. The centre has a clinical professorship headed by Grethe Andersen, MD, Consultant and DMSci. The Centre is based on a network between highly specialised staff from neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neuroanaesthesiology. 

In addition, the centre collaborates with other relevant specialities at Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, among these the Department of CardiologyDepartment of Clinical Epidemiology, the PET-Centre (NUK/PET) and Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN). 

The primary task of the Danish Stroke Centre is to strengthen clinical research and treatment and expand collaboration with established and internationally renowned research environments within the above specialities. The goal is to conduct clinical and epidemiological research at high international level and support implementation of new treatment options for stroke in the Danish healthcare system. 

The Danish Stroke Centre makes it possible to prioritise the effort to improve the situation for the around 20,000 persons in Denmark affected by stroke annually.