Prof. Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE


Australian Youth Orchestra: 1971


Professor Rosenfeld is Director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, has been Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Monash University since 2006, and was appointed Director of Neurosurgery at the Alfred Hospital in 2000.

Since graduating in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1976, Jeffrey qualified in general surgery and neurosurgery. He is also one of Australia's most senior and experienced military surgeons. He is a Major General in the Australian Defence Force and was the Surgeon-General- Reserves.

Professor Rosenfeld specialises in cerebrovascular surgery (aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations), brain tumour and skull base surgery, minimal access and neuro-endoscopic surgery and has a particular academic and clinical interest in Neurotrauma and bionic vision. Jeffrey is a Principal Investigator on the Monash University Bionic Eye Project which was awarded $8 million by the Australian Research Council in 2009. He has a keen interest in building up specialist medical services, particularly neurosurgery, for developing nations, and has worked extensively internationally.

Jeffrey is still passionate about music performance. He found that AYO offered a fantastic introduction to advanced orchestral playing and encouraged him to aim for very high musical standards. Jeffrey started on recorder at age 6, which he still plays, and branched out to play all the woodwind instruments and French horn - but Clarinet is his main instrument.

Jeffrey plays Principal Clarinet in Corpus Medicorum, a Melbourne-based orchestra of doctors, medical students and health professionals. The Orchestra recently performed a concert series in St Petersburg with the Director of the St Petersburg Conservatorium as soloist and will be performing in Osaka in late 2015. Jeffrey has studied baroque oboe at Oberlin College, Ohio and regularly performs chamber music and jazz.

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