Dr Cutbush’s principal interest is Shoulder surgery.
His private practice is based at the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Clinic, Brisbane Private Hospital.
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 Gordan Gordan-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 nontraining positions in Orthopaedic surgery at Darwin hospital with Dr Robert Pozzi and then at the Goldcoast Hospital.
After successfully 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 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 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.
Ken 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 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.