Shoulder Fellowship

Shoulder Fellowship

Dr Cutbush is Supervisor of a Fellowship in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty.  This fellowship is an accredited fellowship with the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

Melbourne 2017 L to R Noel Peter, Jillian Lee, Ken Cutbush, Kieran Hirpara

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 using nerve transfers; and shoulder fusions.
It is the aim of the fellowship that the fellow will finish with a high level of competency in and an affinity for shoulder surgery.

Dr Rishi Narasimhan from Newcastle Australia is the current fellow (


Previous fellows are:

Dr Jillian Lee from Aukland, New Zealand (

Dr Noel Peter from Oxford, United Kingdom (

Dr Kieran Hirpara from Dublin, Ireland (

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 public hospital and two days a week at the Brisbane Private Hospital.  One day is devoted to research.

Applications for the Shoulder Fellowship may be submitted by email to Dr Cutbush at

Applications need to include a covering letter explaining the applicants interest in shoulder surgery and why you are interested in the fellowship; a current curriculum vitae; names and contact details of referees.  The selection process will be undertaken approximately a year prior to the position commencement.

The next available fellowship commences in mid 2018.