Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld was appointed Foundation Director of Monash institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) in 2014 and is a Senior Neurosurgeon, for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Alfred Hospital, Adjunct Professor in Surgery at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, USA, Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery Longgang Central Hospital, Shenzhen China and Honorary Professor in Neurosurgery, University of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Professor Rosenfeld's main research interests are traumatic brain injury and bionic vision. He is one of Australia’s leading academic neurosurgeons and senior military surgeons and is internationally recognised for his neurotrauma research and teaching. He was the CIB 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 been an international leader in surgery for hypothalamic hamartoma. He has been an invited Visiting Professor in 11 countries and an invited speaker for 12 named orations and 65 international meetings. He has published over 260 peer reviewed articles, including in Lancet, Lancet Neurology and NEJM), 40 book chapters and 2 books for which his Google Scholar profile shows an H Index of 41 and over 6,000 citations. Over his career Professor Rosenfeld has been awarded $20.5 million in competitive grant funding including $9.9 million from the ARC and $4.973 million from the NH&MRC.
Professor Rosenfeld is a member of eight editorial boards and is a reviewer for 34 international journals. 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 2016. He was a member of the Court of Examiners in Neurosurgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for 8 years. He is a Major General in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and was immediate past Surgeon General, ADF-Reserves 2009-2011. He has served on 7 ADF Operations including Rwanda, East Timor, Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Iraq. He was awarded the United States Air Force (USAF) Commendation Medal and the Michael E. DeBakey International Military Surgeons’ Award for Excellence in Military Surgery from USUHS in 2009. He is an Honorary Fellow for 3 surgical colleges, Honorary Fellow of the Bionics Institute, Victoria. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor (major projects) at Monash University 2012 – 2014, Past Chair, ADF Human Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the Neuroethics Committee, and the Neurotrauma and Education Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He is past President, Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne and was Commissioner St John Ambulance (Vic) Australia.