Shoulder Clinic

Dr Kenneth Cutbush

Associate Professor Kenneth Cutbush is a specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing exclusively in Shoulder Surgery. He cares for patients with acute sports injuries such as shoulder dislocations, fractures and tendon injuries as well as more chronic disorders including shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears. His aim is to give you the best possible result for your shoulder problem.

Dr Kenneth Cutbush

Dr Cutbush’s principal interest is Shoulder surgery.

His private practice is based at the St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, and he aims to get you the best possible result for your shoulder problem.

Dr Cutbush received his medical degree from the University of Queensland. Following this, he undertook his internship and several years of junior surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Cutbush was awarded the Gordon-Taylor Medal for the first part surgical examination. The Gordon Gordon-Taylor prize is awarded to the surgical trainee sitting the first part surgical examination who achieves the highest score for surgical trainees undertaking the examination across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dr Cutbush initially started his surgical training as a trainee in neurosurgery under the valuable supervision of Queensland Neurosurgeon Dr Leigh Atkinson.  During this period of Neurosurgery training he undertook a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery with Brisbane Spinal Surgeon Dr Geoff Askin. Dr Cutbush subsequently changed to training in Orthopaedic Surgery. He undertook basic non-training positions in Orthopaedic surgery at Darwin hospital with Dr Robert Pozzi and then at the Gold Coast Hospital.
Ken’s postgraduate study notes formed the basis of and Ken is a founder of, which is a reference for Orthopaedic Trainees studying for their Orthopaedic Exams.

Dr Cutbush is actively involved in the Brisbane Private Hospital. He is the Chairman of the Brisbane Private Hospital Patient Care Review Committee and a member of the Brisbane Private Medical Advisory Committee.

Ken along with his colleague Ashish Gupta is the supervisor of two Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) accredited Fellowships in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty training two Australian or Internationally trained Orthopaedic surgeons in subspecialty shoulder surgery.

Ken is actively engaged at a state and national level in Australian Surgical Societies. He is a member of the Australian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Australian Hand Surgery Society. He is a past President of the Queensland Hand Surgery Society and Secretary of the Queensland Shoulder Society.

Ken is the Queensland Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a past Scientific Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Queensland Regional Committee.

The University of Queensland recognised DrCutbush for his work teaching medical students, and surgical colleagues, his scientific research and the contribution made through his leadership roles when it appointed him as Associate Professor. The Queensland University of Technology recently appointed Ken as Adjunct Professor.
After completing his Orthopaedic training, and becoming a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Cutbush undertook postgraduate orthopaedic fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in hand and upper limb surgery. This fellowship entailed extensive clinical duties including a research component. He gained comprehensive experience in microsurgery for replantation, hand trauma, and major upper limb orthopaedic trauma.

The fellowship focused largely on tertiary referral shoulder surgery, and Dr Cutbush gained extensive experience in upper limb surgery, under the tutelage of Dr Duke, Ross, Couzens, Robinson and Carney. He had further exposure to shoulder surgery during this fellowship which included arthroscopic reconstructions and joint replacement surgery.

Dr Cutbush is actively involved in research having published academic papers in international scientific journals. His continued commitment to education and research into new techniques and procedures assists his ongoing training and instruction of developing orthopaedic surgeons. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international surgical conferences.

Dr Cutbush’s commitment to further education through research and training sees him travel both nationally and internationally to attend courses and conferences.  He was awarded the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia International Travelling Fellowship and visited members of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.