Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld
AC, OBE, KStJ
Dr Rosenfeld is a neurosurgeon with extensive experience in senior healthcare and research executive roles and a distinguished career in the Australian Army Reserve. He was the Founding Director of Monash University Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME-Melbourne) and acted as Board Chair for the Security and Health Executive Leadership Institute at The University of Melbourne. For 15 years Dr Rosenfeld was Director of Neurosurgery at the Alfred Hospital, concurrently holding for nine years the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at Monash University. Dr Rosenfeld is an active member of the Melbourne community and is involved in various charitable causes. He has devoted much of his time to the Australian-Aid funded Pacific Islands Project for transfer of clinical skills and knowhow to healthcare professionals in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
One of Australia’s most senior and experienced military surgeons, Dr Rosenfeld served on eight deployments to Rwanda, Bougainville, East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Iraq. Having attained the rank of Major General, Dr Rosenfeld is also a former Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force and remains active in defence and veterans’ affairs organisations.
Dr Rosenfeld was awarded Officer of The Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to neurosurgery and the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine. In 2017 he was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and the United States Meritorious Service Medal for service in Iraq. In 2018, he received the International Lifetime Recognition Award of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.