Dr Saroj P. Dhital, MD D.Med, is one of the founders of Public Health Concern Trust-Nepal (PHECT), where he also currently serves as Director of Academic Affairs. He is also Chief of General Surgery at Kathmandu Model Hospital, and Director of Health Sciences and Telemedicine at the Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN). Dr. Dhital is a major proponent of rural surgery, an active participant in the Citizen’s Movement for Democracy and Peace in Nepal, and is the Senior Vice President of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Nepal, an affiliate to the group International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War. Formerly, Dr. Dhital served as the President of America-Nepal Medical Foundation.