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Mark Bayley

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES UofT Cardiovascular Research Program


Mark Bayley is a specialist physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Bayley is currently the medical director of Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program and a clinician scientist at the neurorehabilitation program of the KITE Research Institute at University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. He is also a professor at the University of Toronto.

He has research interests in the areas: knowledge translation, development of best practice guidelines, rehabilitation outcome measurement and recovery and rehabilitation after stroke and acquired brain injury. He is co-chair of the Best Practices committee and author of the Best Practice Guidelines for the Canadian Stroke Strategy. He has recently taken on the role of evaluation champion and chair for the Stroke Evaluation Advisory Committee of the Ontario Stroke Network. He also has an interest in brain injury and chairs the Brain Injury Committee at the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

Current projects focus on the implementation of evidence based practice and he is one of the principle investigators on the Ontario Neuro Trauma Foundation International Cognitive (INCOG) rehab Guidelines and author of the evidence based review of the Acquired Brain injury Rehabilitation (www.ABIEBR.com).

Dr. Bayley is also active in the health system engaged in development of an electronic referral system for stroke rehab and the Health Quality Ontario stroke expert panel for the development of quality based payment procedures.

  • MD, Queen’s University
  • BA, Queen’s University
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Outcomes research
  • Medical Director of Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program, KITE Research Institute, University Health Network
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

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