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Dr. Mark  Bayley - University Health Network. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Mark Bayley Dr. Mark  Bayley

Physiatrist-in-Chief and Medical Program Director, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute | University Health Network

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Identifying, measuring and standardizing the most effective approaches to neurological rehabilitation





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Dr. Mark Bayley is Medical Director of the Brain & Spinal Cord Rehab Program at Toronto Rehab and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He holds the Saunderson Family Chair in Aquired Brain Injury Research. His research interests are in the following areas: rehabilitation of acquired brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neurological pharmacology and functional outcome measurement after rehabilitation. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bayley has published and lectured extensively in his areas of research.

Industry Expertise (7)

Health and Wellness Education/Learning Research Health Care - Services Health Care - Providers Health Care - Facilities Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (13)

Rehabilitation Clinical Research Public Health Health Promotion Patient Education Patient Safety Physical Therapy Therapeutic Communication Dysphagia Concussion Acquired Brain Injury Rehab Stroke Rehab Balance and Falls

Education (1)

Queen's University: MD, Medicine

Affiliations (2)

  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine : Associate Professor
  • Heart and Stroke Association of Ontario : Associate Scientist, Center for Stroke Recovery

Media Appearances (3)

Stroke Victims Lose 'Crucial Functions' Because Hospitals Don't Properly Rehabilitate Them

Medical Daily  online


"Stroke patients are falling through the cracks," says Dr. Mark Bayley, co-chair of the Canadian Stroke Congress, in a statement announcing the research. The findings were being presented Friday at the Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver. "This has huge implications for their future quality of life and use of healthcare and social service resources."

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Ron Ellis, Dennis Hull to be honoured at gala fundraiser for concussion research

The Daily Courier  online


Dr. Mark Bayley, medical director of the brain and spinal cord rehab program at the Toronto Rehabilitation (University Health Network), says the money raised will go to concussion research and clinical care.
"The vast majority of this will be focusing on developing a clinic where innovative approaches to concussion recovery are implemented," Bayley said. The goal is to have researchers and clinical specialists working and learning hand-in-hand. While concussions have become a hot topic in sports, they happen all across the board. "Right across the spectrum of both age as well as the community and any sector, we see concussions," Bayley said...

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Photo Galleries Michael Schumacher faces long recovery from coma, say survivors

CBC News  online


Friends of Michael Schumacher are encouraged that the former Formula One star is emerging from his months-long coma, but experts and coma survivors note he likely faces a multi-year road to recovery.

Not only can brain injuries themselves vary widely, but so, too, can the factors that help determine a patient’s chances of recovery, such as that individual’s fitness level, age, education and whether there has been a previous trauma to the brain.

“It’s a fascinating time,” says Dr. Mark Bayley, a rehabilitation doctor at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute who researches ways to improve cognition and physical recovery after brain injury and stroke.

“The imaging is getting better so we know what’s going on in the brain, and the treatment that we have available to us is better.”

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Event Appearances (2)

Pushing, Pulling, Nudging and Tipping Evidence Into Practice: Experience From the Frontline Implementing Best Practices in Rehabilitation

Annual Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  Toronto, ON.


Taking the Lead in Defining Evidence-Based Parameters for Rehab

Best Practices Day  Toronto, ON.


Articles (5)

Stroke: working toward a prioritized world agenda Journal of Stroke


The aim of the Synergium was to devise and prioritize new ways of accelerating progress in reducing the risks, effects, and consequences of stroke. Methods Preliminary work was performed by seven working groups of stroke leaders followed by a ...

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Effectiveness of virtual reality using Wii gaming technology in stroke rehabilitation a pilot randomized clinical trial and proof of principle Stroke


Hemiparesis resulting in functional limitation of an upper extremity is common among stroke survivors. Although existing evidence suggests that increasing intensity of stroke rehabilitation therapy results in better motor recovery, limited ...

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Canadian best practice recommendations for stroke care (updated 2008) Canadian Medical Association Journal


The guideline development process was led by a subgroup of the Best Practices and Standards Working Group (see Appendix 1) and managed by the performance and standards specialist from the Canadian Stroke Network (PL). An interprofessional group of ...

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Toward a more effective approach to stroke: Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care Canadian Medical Association Journal


Each year more than 50 000 Canadians experience a stroke and more than 300 000 currently live with its effects. Despite the evidence supporting best practices in stroke care, significant gaps in translating this knowledge into action remains in Canada. An ...

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OPen-label study of donepezil in traumatic brain injury Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Objective: To determine preliminarily whether donepezil will improve memory, behavior, and global function after ...

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