Dr. Binns was graduated summa cum laude from Bridgewater College and then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. As a resident in general surgery at UVA, Richard received the Warren Resident Teaching Award, and went on to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where he completed a 2-year vascular surgery fellowship involving both basic vascular research and patient care of complex vascular disease. During the fellowship he was given the President's Award for his research topic from the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, and presented this work before a large audience of nationally known experts in the field.
Joining SAR in 1989, Dr. Binns is now Chief of Surgery at Johnston-Willis Medical Center, and performs the full range of general and vascular surgery, including endocrine surgery, breast, laparoscopic, and major vascular. Outside the hospital he and his wife Judy enjoy their son and daughter and their many sports and school activities. With 2 children in high school he still finds time for his passion: to be a master woodworker and furniture maker, and recently attended a weeklong chairmaking workshop in Vermont.
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