Ayan Dey - MDconsultants

Ayan has been a consultant with MD Consultants since 2014 and has helped coach many successful applicants to both MD and MD+ programs across Ontario. He also has experience working with international medical graduates and with MD/PhD candidates. He also has experience with in scientific consulting.

He is currently a Psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto wherein he is primarily based out of Sunnybrook Hospital. He continues to be actively involved in research and has clinical and academic interests in neuropsychiatry, measurement-based care, quality improvement, sleep disorders, cognitive rehabilitation, acquired brain injury and cultural psychiatry.

Ayan completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University in 2011 before joining the University of Toronto’s combined MD.PhD program. He completed his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience via the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto under the supervision of clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Brian Levine, at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. He was co-supervised by Cognitive neurologist, Dr. Sandra Black at Sunnybrook Hospital. His PhD centered on using functional neuroimaging (functional MRI and EEG) combined with detailed cognitive testing to study individual differences in cognition among older adults with vascular risk factors. In addition to his doctoral research, during medical school, Ayan was involved in various quality improvement projects and co-founded IREACH, a medical student initiative aimed at breaking down barriers to accessing healthcare for newcomers and refugees. Throughout his training Ayan won numerous awards including awards from CIHR, Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Blood Services, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Over his career he has published several well cited research articles as well as several book chapters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Career coaching
  • Consulting for clinical/research operations
  • Healthcare start-up consulting
  • Quality Improvement in healthcare
  • Research and development


  • MD/Ph.D, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • H.BSc, Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University

  • Dey, A.K., Stamenova, V., Bacopulos, A., Jeyakumar, N., Turner, G., Black, S.E., & Levine, B. (2019). Cognitive heterogeneity among community-dwelling older adults with cerebral small vessel disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 77, 183-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.12.011
  • Dey, A.K., Stamenova, V., Turner, G., Black, S.E., & Levine, B. (2016). Pathoconnectomics of cognitive impairment in cerebral small vessel disease: a systematic review. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 12(7), 831-845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2016.01.007
  • Dey, A.K., Alyass, A., Muir, R.T., Black, S.E., Swartz, R.H., Murray, B.J., & Boulos, M.I. (2015). Validity of self-report of cardiovascular risk factors in a population at high risk for stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 24(12), 2860-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2015.08.022
  • Dey, A.K., Kam, A., Tam, A., Bayley, M., & Guo, M. (2021). Sleep disturbance and length of stay in the setting of acquired brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury, 35:9, 1022-1027, DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2021.1945144
  • Richard, N.M., O’Connor, C., Dey, A.K, Robertson, I.H., & Levine, B. (2018). External modulation of brain network supporting attention in traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology, 32(5), 541-553. https://doi.org/10.1037/neu0000442
  • Mollica, A., Dey, A., Cairncross, M., Silverberg, N., Burke, M.J. (2022). Neuropsychiatric Treatment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Nonpharmacological Approaches. Seminars in Neurology.

  • Measurement Based Care in Psychiatry Working Group
  • Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Working Group


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