CSC has approximately 130 permanent staff including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, patient information/IT, inventory, maintenance, bioengineering, cooks, cleaners, administration, and others. 99% of our staff is Khmer, with the CEO, Dr. Jim and the Stakeholder Relations Officer being the only native English-speaking full-time permanent staff.
Furthermore, our staff is supported by international health workers and volunteers, including visiting surgeons – many of whom have visited annually for several years, and maintain a close relationship with our staff via regular communication and telemedicine platforms. In addition, one Foundation supports newly qualified foreign surgeons (FRCS/Board exams, etc) to come to CSC for six-month fellowships. These fellows come from various backgrounds, including ENT, orthopedics, and ophthalmology.
Read more about training at CSC.
Dr. Jim Gollogly – Founder/CEO
Jim Gollogly was born in Yorkshire, and studied at St. Andrews University in Scotland, followed by Trinity College Dublin for his MB. After completing orthopaedic specialisation in Australia and the USA, he was an orthopaedic surgeon in Fairbanks, Alaska, for 20 years. In 1998, following a stint with the Red Cross in Cambodia, “Dr Jim” founded what has developed into Children’s Surgical Centre. He continues to work with global partners to improve and expand services at CSC. Jim was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in January 2008 for his services to humanity in Cambodia.
Kanya Reinvetch – CFO
Born and raised in Bangkok, Kanya graduated with her Bachelor’s in Finance and Banking from Siam University in 1993. In 1998, due to instability in Cambodia, the Thai bank she was working for sent her to Phnom Penh to close down the local branch. During this time, she started volunteering as an accountant for CSC, and now serves as the Chief Financial Officer. She is an avid runner and the ultimate party planner.
Professor Ou Cheng Ngiep – Senior Surgeon
Professor Ngiep trained in Cambodia and did a two-year residency in France. Following his residency, Prof Ngiep declined a job offer in France, in order to return to Cambodia and help build his country’s surgical capacity. He has been working at CSC since 2005. The BBC documentary about CSC (Cambodia Surgical Ward) highlights Dr Ngiep’s research on meningoencephalocele repair. Over the years, he has been invited to give talks around the world, including USA, Austria, and France.
Dr Vanna – Manager of Rehabilitation Surgery
Dr. Keo Vanna joined CSC is 2003 and is the Manager of the general rehabilitation surgery unit. Although he has many skills and responsibilities, Dr. Vanna specializes in plastic surgery. Dr Vanna has been all over the world for conferences and training programs, including the UK, China, and the USA. He recently participated in a medical mission to Uzbekistan.
Dr. In Sovutheara – Head of Anesthesiology
Dr. Theara joined CSC in 2006, and in 2010 became our Director of Anestheiology. Dr. Theara completed his MD at the Phnom Penh UHS Faculty of Medicine in 1995, after which he worked at Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital. In 2003 he completed is specialization Anesthesie et Reanimation in France. He currently manages a team of 8 additional anesthesiologists and trainees. When not at work, Dr. Theara enjoys rising before the sun to go for long runs and taking his wife and two kids on walks along the Mekong river.
Dr Davy – Head of ENT
Dr. Davy joined the CSC team 2013. She completed her MD at the UHS Faculty of Medicine in 2010 and received a scholarship to complete her ENT specialization at UHS. Davy recently spoke at the Coalition for Global Hearing Health in Manila, performed an observation at Tan Tack Song Hospital in Singapore, and delivered the keynote speech at a global hearing conference in Australia. She manages the all-female ENT team, including 2 additional surgeons and four nurses.
Yinna – Chief Nurse
Mr. Yinna is one of CSC’s first employees, having worked at the centre for more than 18 years, and is the Chief Nurse. He is in charge of training junior nurses, as well as overseeing patient care and follow-up. Mr. Yinna has a talent for making even the most nervous child more comfortable during a consultation. When not working, Mr. Yinna looks after his two dogs.
Dr Long– Senior Ophthalmologist
CSC welcomed Dr. Chhour Long as a trainee eye doctor in 2004. After completing his three-year ophthalmic residency at the University of Fatima in the Philippines, he returned to CSC. Dr. Long has a sub-specialty in retinal surgery and is our most senior eye surgeon. Now part-time, Dr. Long started a Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship at Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, where he also serves as the hospitals Deputy Head of the Eye Department.
Bee Sokngin– Manager of Ophthalmology
Bee Sokngin, aka “Samphoas Thom”, joined the CSC team in 2002, and became the Manager of Ophthalmology in 2016. She completed nursing school at UHS in 2001, and after several months working as a nurse in a garment factory, she decided she wanted to gain further experience in a hospital setting. While at CSC, she has received training at Phnom Penh Business School, Battambang Ophthalmology Clinic, and Mettapracharak Hospital in Bangkok.
Phea–Head of Physiotherapy
Mr Phea completed PT training in 1997 at UHS Technical School for Medical Care in Phnom Penh. Following graduation, he worked for a year at the leporasy hospital, CIOMAL before transferring to Emergency hospital in Battambang, where he worked for 12 years. Mr Phea returned to Phnom Penh in 2010 and joined the CSC team. He manages a team of 3 additional physiotherapists, overseeing this crucial post-operative service. Mr Phea has three kids and enjoys spending time relaxing at home.
Menglong – Manager of Administration
Sok Menglong graduated from National University of Management in Phnom Penh with an IT degree in 2004. After a short internship with the Senate, he started working at CSC. Aside from overseeing all administration, he also leads a team of six to maintain a running inventory of equipment, manage the patient database, and to resolve any IT related issues. When not working, Menglong is looking after his two young sons.
Sok Sary – Head of Maintenance
Sok Sary served as a mechanic for the Red Cross in the mid-90’s, where he first met Dr. Jim. Once Sok Sary completed his work with the Red Cross, he was offered a job at CSC in 2001. Today, he is the Head of Maintenance, overseeing all electrical and mechanical maintenance outside the surgical suite. He and his wife have six children and several grandkids, which keeps them very busy at home.