Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC OBE – Director at the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Senior neurosurgeon at the Alfred Hospital, Professor of Surgery at Monash University
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC, OBE is Director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME); Senior neurosurgeon at the Alfred Hospital; Professor of Surgery, Monash University; Adjunct Professor in Surgery at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, USA; Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Honorary Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Papua New Guinea. His main research interests are traumatic brain injury and bionic vision. Professor Rosenfeld is one of Australia’s leading academic neurosurgeons and senior military surgeons and is internationally recognised for his neurotrauma research. He was awarded the King James IV Professorship of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for his pioneering surgery for hypothalamic hamartoma in children.
He was the Co-Chief Investigator on the landmark Decompressive Craniectomy Study, the first multicentre randomised controlled trial of this procedure which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 2011. He has published over 300 peer reviewed articles, 45 book chapters and 2 books. He has over 9000 citations, and has been awarded $22 million of competitive grant funding. He is a Principal Investigator within the Monash Bionic Vision Group which aims to develop a bionic vision direct to brain implant with a first-in-human implant in 2018. He is a Major General in the Australian Defence Force (ADF); Surgeon General, ADF-Reserves 2009-2011; and past Chair, ADF Human Research Ethics Committee. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Australian Academy Technological Sciences and Engineering, and is an International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.