Monash Institute of Medical Engineering

    Research areas

  • Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Military Surgery, Brain Tumours, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Bionic Vision


Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM, OBE is appointed to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University. 


Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld AM, OBE is Director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Senior Neurosurgeon, 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). His 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 12 countries and an invited speaker for 12 named orations and 65 international meetings. He has published over 260 peer reviewed articles (including Lancet, Lancet Neurology and NEJM), 40 book chapters and 2 books. He has over 6000 citations and has over his career been awarded $20.516 million of competitive grant funding including $9.9 million from the ARC and $4.973 million from the NH&MRC. He is a member of 8 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 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. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor (Major Projects), Monash University 2012 - 2014, Honorary Fellow of the Bionics Institute, Victoria, Chair, ADF Human Research Ethics Committee and a member of the Neuroethics Committee, and the Neurotrauma and Education Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He was President, Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne. He was elected an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS) in 2015. He was Commissioner St Joh Ambulance (Vic) Australia 2001 – 2005. 

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