QOC Qld Ortho Clinic

Shoulder Fellowship

This is a dedicated 1 year Shoulder fellowship covering all aspects of shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty. The fellowship is Supervised by Dr Ashish Gupta and Dr Kenneth Cutbush. Dr Tony O’Neil and Dr Ross Crawford further provide supervision and mentorship.

The Brisbane Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty Fellowship  is  an Australian Orthopaedic Association  AOA Accredited Fellowship 

2 Fellows are selected for a 12 month period.

Fellows will be exposed to Advanced techniques in arthroscopy such as Arthroscopic Latarjet,  Arthroscopic massive Cuff repairs , Superior Capsule Reconstructions and Arthroscopic Brachial Plexus Neurolysis etc.

Fellows will gain experience to a comprehensive exposure to simple to complex and revision shoulder arthroplasty.

Exposure to Tendon transfers and nerve transfers is also a part of the fellowship.

It is the aim of the fellowship that the fellow will develop a high level of competency in and an affinity for shoulder surgery.

The shoulder fellow works at the Mater Hospital, Greenslopes Hospital and Brisbane Private Hospital.  There is a robust research link to the Queensland University of Technology/ QUASR. 

There is a good mix of private and public work as well as a strong research focus.  Fellows are encouraged to publish and are supported in their endeavours by several research assistants.  Support for airfares and conference registration fees is available for fellows to present scientific papers.  Fellows operating lists are well supervised with clinical work by Dr Ashish Gupta and Dr Kenneth Cutbush.

Expressions of interest by email are encouraged.  Please email Kenneth Cutbush at ken@kennethcutbush.com.

Ideally, the expression of interest would include, a curriculum vitae, covering letter (preferably giving some insight into the applicant’s interest in shoulder surgery, their desire to undertake the fellowship and their future career hopes) and referees with email and phone numbers.

Strong preference is given to applicants who want to specialise in  shoulder elbow surgery exclusively.


Current and Past Fellows

Current Fellows:

Dr Naghman Choudhry from Manchester, England

Dr Praveen Vijaysegaran from Brisbane, Australia 

Future Fellows:

2020 Dr Andrew Ker from Glasgow, Scotland

2020 Dr Bart-Jan Veen from Groningen, Netherlands

2021 Dr Thomas Suter from Liestal, Switzerland

2021 Dr Ridzwan Namazie from Auckland, New Zealand

Past Fellows:
Dr Kristine Italia from Manilla, Philippines