CSC Founder and CEO, Dr. Jim Gollogly, a British-American surgeon, first came to Cambodia in 1992 for a 6-month assignment with the American Red Cross. After 30 years of war and genocide by the Pol Pot regime, in which educated citizens were targeted for execution, the medical system had suffered tremendously. Upon arriving to Cambodia, Dr. Jim found that war and landmine injuries were rampant, and disabilities were neglected. Having made a few contacts during his assignment, he returned to Cambodia in 1998 and CSC started as a small project to help victims of landmine injuries, many of whom were children. Since then, it has grown into what it is today - a tertiary teaching hospital with over 100 Cambodian staff performing free and low-cost surgery in numerous specialties for economically disadvantaged patients.