Biography

Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where his father was the head of non-nuclear construction for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Steve Bynon dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

Instead, his father enrolled him in the pre-med program at the University of Tennessee. “I had no choice, but it was something I wanted as well. I had seen a show on PBS about Red Duke and the first Life Flight and decided I wanted to be that guy – he was so larger than life!” As fate would have it, Red Duke would be one of his colleagues at UTHealth.

In his spare time, Bynon, who coached swimming throughout college, is an avid cyclist who has completed the MS-150 ride from Houston to Austin.

Bynon enjoys surgery because it’s such a rewarding career. “When a patient thanks you for saving their life – you’ll never get that anywhere else. It means more than money, fame, awards, anything. I love my job today as much as the very first day I started.”

Education

Undergrad
BA, Biology, University of Tennessee, 1977-1981
Graduate
MD, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, 1981-1985
Internship
General Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1985-1986
Residency
General Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1986-1990
Fellowship
Transplantation Surgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1990-1993

Clinic Locations

Memorial Hermann Transplant Center – Texas Medical Center
713-704-3963
6411 Fannin St, Jones Suite 400
Houston, TX 77030