Mark Bayley

Department of Medicine


Toronto Rehab - University Centre - UHN
550 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2A2
Research Interests
Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Stroke, Knowledge Translation, Health Services Quality
MSc, PhD, Postdoc

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 Stroke Evaluation Committee at Corhealth Ontario, Brain injury committee at Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, the Canadian Stroke Best Practices committee and the Vice Chair of the GTA Rehab Network. His work has help redesign rehabilitation systems in Canada. 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 initially through  development of stroke rehabilitation guidelines then a leadership role in development of Canadian Stroke strategy (, a smartphone app to determine post stroke arm rehabilitation ( and guidelines for concussion and traumatic brain injury ( He is also actively involved in research to promote neurological recovery.

Recent Publications

  1. Physical performance outcome measures used in exercise interventions for adults with childhood-onset disabilities: A scoping review. DOI: 10.3233/NRE-203250
  2. A Promising Subject-Level Classification Model for Acute Concussion Based on Cerebrovascular Reactivity Metrics. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2020.7272
  3. Promoting early treatment for mild traumatic brain injury in primary care with a guideline implementation tool: a pilot cluster randomised trial. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035527
  4. Transitional Care Interventions for Youth With Disabilities: A Systematic Review. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0187
  5. Higher Doses Improve Walking Recovery During Stroke Inpatient Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029245

Honours & Awards

  • Sept 2014 | The Communicative Access Award - Canadian Stroke and Aphasia Team, Aphasia Institute, Toronto
  • Jul 2014 - Jun 2019 | Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain injury Research Award : Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto
  • Jun 2014 | Award of Merit - Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Canada