Raymond P. Bynoe, M.D. '84 (residency)
Raymond Bynoe, M.D., has spent his medical career providing for the most severely injured of patients. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, he obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, then attended the Medical University of South Carolina to earn his Doctor of Medicine. Bynoe completed his surgical residency at Richland Memorial Hospital, now Prisma Health Richland Hospital, then went on to a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
In 1988, Bynoe returned to his hometown to work at Richland Memorial Hospital and join the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, where he is now a clinical professor in the Department of Surgery. In 1996, Bynow was appointed medical director of trauma service.
Bynoe has made it a primary mission to educate young people about issues such as trauma prevention and gang violence. He was one of the primary creators of Project READY - Realistic Education About Dying Young - which educates teens about the consequences of drinking and driving, violence and poor decision-making. Project Ready partnered with South Carolina Education Television to produce a program that followed teens as they toured Palmetto Health Richland’s Level One Trauma Center, experiencing first-hand some of the consequences of making poor choices. The show was nominated for a Regional EMMY and won a FREDDIE award.
Bynoe also works with the Task Force on Athletic Health Issues to help increase parent, teacher and coaching staff awareness of sudden cardiac death and other athletic health issues affecting young athletes. The task force works to provide external automatic defibrillators and training on their use in high schools in Richland School District One.
Bynoe is a founder of the Society of Carolina Surgeons. He was honored by the School of Medicine with the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Faculty in 2000 and the Distinguished School of Medicine Physician Alumni Award in 2001. In 2012, he was recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association, and in 2018, Prisma Health Richland Hospital dedicated and named their new Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit in his honor.