Mark Bayley is Program Medical Director & Physiatrist-in-Chief at UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine.
Mark has held a number of health system leadership roles including Chair of the Canadian Stroke Best Practices committee, the Stroke Evaluation Committee at Corhealth Ontario, and the Vice Chair of the Greater Toronto Area Rehab Network.
He has led large randomized controlled trials including the Stroke Canada Optimization of Rehabilitation by evidence (SCORE), Fluoxetine to open the Window of Stroke Recovery (FLOW) study, the Getting on with Life after stroke and the EVREST (Efficacy of Virtual Reality Exercises using Wii gaming technology in STroke Rehabilitation).
He has been very interested in implementing evidence at a health system level in the areas of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation initially through the stroke guidelines for Canadian Stroke strategy (www.strokebestpractices.ca), a smartphone app to determine post stroke arm rehabilitation (www.viatherapy.org) and guidelines for concussion and traumatic brain injury (www.braininjuryguidelines.org).