Dr. Binks grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah where he received a bachelors degree in Physics. He spent time at Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Tucson studying Gamma-Ray Astronomy in his undergraduate studies. He then completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He finished a preliminary medicine internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center prior to starting his radiation oncology residency.
He is married and enjoys traveling with his wife as well as fishing, hiking and basketball.