Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC OBE
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon with extensive experience in senior healthcare, medical and research executive roles, and a distinguished and decorated career in the Australian Army. He is a retired Major General and a former Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force-Reserves. He has served on eight deployments to Rwanda, Iraq, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, and East Timor.
Professor Rosenfeld was the Founding Director of Monash University Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME Melbourne). He is involved in the development of a bionic vision device to restore vision in blind people, and he is also a leader in brain injury research. Prof Rosenfeld was Director of Neurosurgery at the Alfred Hospital for fifteen years, concurrently holding the role of Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at Monash University, for nine years. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering.
Professor Rosenfeld is an active volunteer in the Australian-Aid-funded Pacific Islands Project which transfers clinical skills and knowledge to healthcare professionals in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands.
In 2018, Professor Rosenfeld was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (Australia’s highest civilian honor), the Meritorious Service Medal of the United States of America in 2017, and Officer in the Order of the British Empire in 2013.
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