Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb

Dr Kenneth Cutbush

Shoulder and Hand Surgeon

phone + 61 7 3834 6797
fax + 61 7 3834 6798


MBBS       University of Queensland
FRACS     Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
FAOrthA   Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association
CIME        Certified Independent Medical Examiner

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Australian Medical Association
Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
Australian Hand Surgery Society
Queensland Shoulder Society (Secretary)
Queensland Hand Surgery Society  (President)

Private Hospital Appointment:
Brisbane Private Hospital

Public Hospital Appointment:
Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr Cutbush's principal interest is shoulder surgery.

Dr Cutbush completed and received his medical degree at 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 Prize. He initially started training in neurosurgery and then changed to orthopaedics. He concluded his orthopaedic training, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2003.

Ken undertook his postgraduate orthopaedic fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in hand and upper limb surgery. The focus of 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 shoulder surgery including arthroscopic reconstruction and joint replacement surgery.

Dr Cutbush has published in international medical journals. His continued commitment to education and research into new techniques and procedures assists his ongoing training and instruction of developing orthopaedic surgeons. Dr Cutbush’s commitment to further education through research and training sees him travel both nationally and internationally to attend courses and conferences. Ken 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 and Ken is a founder of, 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.

Dr Ken Cutbush is proud to be a member of the Hand and Upper Limb Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and is actively engaged in the education of Australian Orthopaedic Trainee Surgeons and the overseas Fellows that attend the Hospital each year for subspecialty training with our group in Hand and Shoulder Surgery.

Dr Cutbush is a partner of the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Clinic. He is a Director of the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship and the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Research Institute.

Dr Cutbush is actively engaged at a national level in Australian Surgical Societies and is a full member of the Australian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Australian Hand Surgery Society. He is the current President of the Queensland Hand Surgery Society.


Brisbane Private Hospital
Level 9, 259 Wickham Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4000