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, he started what has developed into Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – a specialty hospital providing free rehabilitation surgery for economically disadvantaged Cambodians. CSC now performs about 5,000 operations each year – free of charge. In 2013, due to an immense unmet need, he inaugurated the development of an ENT service at the centre. The ENT service continues to evolve, and includes an international fellows programme, focusing on developing the skills of Cambodian surgeons.
Jim was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in January 2008 for his services to humanity in Cambodia.