Dr Cutbush’s principal interest is Shoulder surgery.

His private practice is based at the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Clinic, Brisbane Private Hospital. He commenced in private practice in 2004. 

Dr Cutbush received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1991.  Following this he undertook his internship and several years of junior surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.  Dr Cutbush passed his first part surgical examination in 1994, being awarded the Gordon-Taylor Medal.  The Gordan Gordan-Taylor prize is awarded to the surgical trainee sitting the first part surgical examination who achieves the highest score.  The exam is held across Australasia including 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 nontraining positions in Orthopaedic surgery at Darwin hospital with Dr Robert Pozzi and then at the Goldcoast Hospital. Dr Cutbush successfully passed the fellowship examination in Orthopaedic surgery in 2002.  He concluded his orthopaedic training, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2003.

Dr Cutbush undertook postgraduate orthopaedic fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in hand and upper limb surgery. This fellowship entailed extensive clinical duties and a research component.  He gained comprehensive experience in microsurgery for replantation surgery, hand trauma, and major upper limb orthopaedic trauma.  A large focus of the fellowship included tertiary referral shoulder surgery and Dr Cutbush gained a wide experience in Upperlimb Surgery under the tutelage of Drs Duke, Ross, Couzens, Robinson and Carney. He had a wide exposure to shoulder surgery during this fellowship including arthroscopic reconstruction 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 in 2011 he visited members of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Ken’s postgraduate study notes formed the basis of boneschool.com and Ken is a founder of boneschool.com, which is a reference for Orthopaedic Trainees studying for their Orthopaedic Exams.

As well as his private appointment at the Brisbane Private Hospital, Dr Cutbush has a public appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he cares for people with upper limb injuries and conditions. 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.

At the Princess Alexandra Hospital Ken is the supervisor of a Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) accredited Fellowship in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty.  

Dr Cutbush is a partner of the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Clinic

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 the immediate 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 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 recognized Dr Cutbush for his work teaching medical students and surgical colleagues, his scientific research and for his contribution made through his leadership roles when it appointed him to Associate Professor in 2016.  


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