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Mark Bayley


Session Title:

WFNR Symposium: Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms: What Clinicians and Researchers Should Know


Dr. Bayley is the 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 Acquired 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.

Dr. Bayley is identifying, measuring and standardizing the most effective approaches to neurological rehabilitation. As Medical Director of Toronto Rehab’s Brain & Spinal Cord Program, Dr. Bayley treats people with stroke and other brain injuries and does research in the field of brain recovery. Dr. Bayley and his colleagues are one of the first groups to study how to implement best practices in this area.

Dr. Bayley and his research team are working to develop and disseminate system-wide guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI/concussion), including customized treatment and follow up. These guideline will standardize care and secondary prevention for adults with brain concussion across Ontario by providing physicians with consistent information and materials to most appropriately treat adult patients.