Congratulations Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld on receiving Australia’s highest honour
Congratulations to Alfred Health Senior Neurosurgeon Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, who was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to the country and humanity at large.
“I feel deeply honoured to receive the highest civilian award. I feel privileged to receive this award and I will cherish it,” Prof. Rosenfeld said.
Prof. Rosenfeld is acknowledged for his extensive career in neurosurgery, including research to discover new treatments and improve outcomes for patients with traumatic brain injuries. Along with his work locally and nationally, Prof. Rosenfeld is acknowledged for his outreach internationally.
As Major General, Australian Defence Force – Reserves, he’s aided soldiers, veterans and civilians.
“My service in the ADF means a lot to me and my work in warzones where I’ve been able to help injured soldiers and civilians has been probably one of the most powerful experiences for me in medicine and my life.”
He is also acknowledged for advancing treatment and developing a new operation for children with epilepsy.
Prof. Rosenfeld would like to share his award with wife Debbie Kipen.
“Without her help and support over many years of our marriage my extensive work would not have been achievable. She deserves to share in this award as well.”
He also attributes his success to his father who recently passed away.
“He would’ve been very proud. He always said to me “Jeffery all I expect of you is to do your best”. He was very supportive of all of my endeavours and I’m sure my career has been shaped by his good character rubbing off on me.”
Prof. Rosenfeld continues to make advances in bionic vision, developing a direct-to-brain implant to restore sight to the blind.
His advice to young health professionals is work hard, put in the extra yards and focus on patient care first and foremost.
“Everything else will flow from that. Alfred Health is a great nurturing environment, a supportive institution, and allows people to achieve great heights in medicine, nursing and allied health.”