D. S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize

Alfred Hospital surgical trainees are given an annual opportunity to showcase their surgical research projects. The D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize is named in honour of David Rosengarten. David learned his surgery at the Alfred Hospital before undertaking research and post-Fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith. He returned to the Alfred and held appointments in the Department of Surgery and the Vascular Unit.

David was appointed Head of the Vascular Surgery Unit at the Alfred in 1987, the position he held until his sudden death in 1994. David was recognised for his encouragement of research, for an enduring interest in surgical audit and his involvement in registrar training. This prize is his enduring memorial.


  • Application deadline:  5:00pm on Friday 12 November 2021. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be accepted.
  • Award: 8:00am Saturday 4 December 2021.
  • Venue: TBC
  • Rules
  • Flyer
  • Cost: Free (all welcome)

Who is eligible to apply?

Advanced and Basic Surgical trainees (Fellow/SET/JDOC/Intern) in all disciplines at the Alfred are eligible to apply and are encouraged to participate. The research project should be primarily based at the Alfred.

The winner, to be decided by a panel of adjudicators, will be announced at the conclusion of a scientific symposium at which the projects will be presented.

Application and format

  • The format will be a twelve minute verbal presentation followed by  three minutes for questions and discussion.
  • The panel of adjudicators will award points for the following: originality of idea, planning and design, methodology, analysis, conclusion, presentation and discussion.
  • The application should include a summary abstract (no greater than 275 words in a Microsoft Word document) of the project, with the following sections: Background and Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusion.
  • Please forward to:
    • Cezanne Nataly
      Personal Assistant, Department of General Surgery
      6th Floor, Centre Block, Alfred Hospital
      or via email to gensurgpa@alfred.org.au on behalf of Mr James Lee, Chairperson

Further information

Further details and advice