Andreas Winkler, MD

Mission statement

“For me, a successful treatment after stroke means that the patient is able to live his life again in his familiar environment with as much pleasure and as independently as possible. In addition to the factual knowledge about disease patterns and the therapeutic measures – an appreciative and motivating attitude of the patient’s environment is required! should help you to understand what has happened and to find ways to improve the quality of life again!”

Prim. Andreas Winkler, MD


Andreas Winkler was born in Eisenstadt in 1965 and completed his medical studies at the Medical University of Vienna. He subsequently trained as a general practitioner, specialist in neurology, additional specialist in geriatrics and postgraduate training in the field of neurorehabilitation, as well as studying abroad in the field of clinical neuroscience in England. Among others, Winkler holds additional diplomas in geriatrics and palliative medicine.

After his appointment as head of the Department of Neurogeriatrics at the Haus der Barmherzigkeit in Vienna in 2005, he held the position of the Medical Director of the Clinic Pirawarth, Rehabilitation Centre for Neurology, Orthopaedics and Psychosomatics, since 2010.  At the beginning of 2021 he was also entrusted with the medical management of the outpatient centre for rehabilitation of the Clinic Pirawarth at the location of the Clinic Floridsdorf in Vienna. Dr. Winkler then moved to the Neuromed Institute, a center for clinical research in neurology, where he took over as medical director in January 2023.

Winkler is a lector at the Danube University Krems and at the Medical University of Vienna, a member of various scientific societies and associations, author of numerous publications and book contributions, and a speaker at international and national congresses. In addition, he is actively engaged in research within the framework of national and international clinical studies with a research focus on neurorehabilitation and stroke.

In his private life, the passionate family man loves music and enjoys the nature.

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Primar Dr. Winkler answers important questions:

Prim. Dr. Winkler about the care of stroke patients

Prim. Dr. Winkler on stroke prevention

Prim. Dr. Winkler about stroke rehabilitation

Prim. Dr. Winkler about interdisciplinary rehabilitation in stroke

Prim. Dr. Winkler about the relationship between therapist and patients

Prim. Dr. Winkler about the triple-therapy in case of strokes

Prim. Dr. Winkler about the homepage “Life with Stroke”

Prim. Dr. Winkler about chances of rehabilitation after a stroke