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Sydney Shoulder Research Institute - Current Fellows
2023 Fellow

Dr Kushalappa Subbiah

Bangalore, INDIA

Kushalappa Subbiah

2023 Fellow


Dr. Subbiah joined our program from Bangalore, India in February 2023. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2014, in Bangalore, receiving accolades of ‘Best Outgoing Student’ and ‘Best Sportsperson’. Thereafter, Dr. Subbiah completed his Master of Surgery (MS) in Orthopaedics in 2017 in Mangalore. Driven by his passion for sports, he excelled in his academics and played a pivotal role in managing large case volumes in his Orthopaedics rotations positioning him to graduate with a distinction.

Following his residency, he specialised in the field of arthroscopic surgery with a focus on shoulder reconstruction. This took him from South India into the hustle and bustle of Bombay. There, he trained under leading Arthroscopy surgeons from India and gained an exposure into treating elite Indian athletes.
In 2019, he moved back to his hometown of Bangalore to join a tertiary care joint replacement centre where he worked till moving to Sydney in 2022. At this point, Dr Subbiah is completing an AOA fellowship program and pursuing his diploma in Sports Medicine under the International Olympic Committee.

Away from the operating theatre, Dr. Subbiah is an avid football enthusiast; he is a “Red Devil” at heart. He keeps focussed by staying active be it a challenging trek or abseiling down a 40m cliff with his wife or otherwise diving deep into the ocean.

On completion of his fellowship, Dr. Subbiah will return to Bangalore to continue his practice in Shoulder, Elbow and Sports surgery. He aims to build a practice and brand for himself in Bangalore, with an eventual plan at establishing a Centre for Sporting Excellence which will cater to future Indian Olympians.

He’s also keenly looking forward to being reunited with his Beagle, Piccolo – small but has a personality larger than life!