I am the Chief Supervisor of a Fellowship in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty.  This fellowship is a fully accredited fellowship with the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

Brisbane 2017 my outgoing fellow New Zealand surgeon Dr Jillian Lee.  We have been working on positive affirmation.


Di, my GP Assistant & wife of one of my best friends with Dr Noel Peter my outgoing fellow at his leaving party as he leaves us to take up a post in Oxford, UK.


The fellowship gives exposure to advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery and shoulder arthroplasty.  Fellows will receive training in all aspects of shoulder surgery.  The training will encompass arthroscopic rotator cuff repair including revision surgery. Exposure and training in instability surgery will include arthroscopic bone block procedures including arthroscopic posterior bone block and arthroscopic latarjet surgery. The fellow will also be exposed to arthroscopic reconstruction procedures for AC Joint instability both chronic and acute; tendon transfers as isolated procedures and combined with reverse total shoulder replacement; postoperative and post traumatic surgical release of contractures including for joint replacement surgery; brachial plexus release and dissection; reconstruction of profound axillary, suprascapular and musculocutaneous nerve injuries utilising nerve transfers; and shoulder fusions.  

It is my aim that at the completion of this fellowship the fellow will finish with a high level of competency in, and an affinity for shoulder surgery.   

Dr Rishi Narasimhan from Newcastle Australia is my current fellow (drnrishi@gmail.com).

My previous fellows are:

  • Dr Jillian Lee from Aukland, New Zealand (drjillianlee@gmail.com)
  • Dr Noel Peter from Oxford, United Kingdom (drnoelpeter@gmail.com)
  • Dr Kieran Hirpara from Dublin, Ireland (Rockyhandsurgeon@gmail.com)

The shoulder fellow is employed by the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Brisbane Private Hospital.  The fellow spends two days a week at the Princess Alexandra Hospital which is a level one public hospital and two days a week at the Brisbane Private Hospital.  One day is devoted to research.  It is anticipated that in 2018 I will wind back my involvement with Princess Alexandra Hospital in order to take up an appointment at the Mater Public Hospital. I am excited about what the Mater hospital will be able to add to the fellowship and having Dr Ashish Gupta joining me as a fellowship supervisor.

If you are interested in the fellowship please submit your applications for the Shoulder Fellowship by email to me at ken@kennethcutbush.com.  

I prefer that your application for the fellowship include a covering letter explaining your interest in shoulder surgery and why you are interested in this fellowship; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact details of at least three referees. I value an outline of your intended future career path as an Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon.  The selection process is normally undertaken approximately a year prior to the position commencement, however, outstanding candidates may be appointed earlier.

It is my great pleasure to confirm the following fellowship appointments:

  • Dr Tin Italia, Phillipines, April 2018 to August 2019
  • Dr Naghman Choudhry, United Kingdom, August 2019 to January 2020 (with Dr Greg Hoy, Melbourne, January 2019 to August 2019)
  • Dr Bart-Jan Veen, Netherlands, January 2020 to January 2021
The next available fellowship commences in 2020.
Observership positions are encouraged and are available upon request.