Dr. Binette attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (New York) where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked as an engineer for General Dynamics Corporation for three years before attending medical school at the University of Vermont. After an internship in general surgery, he completed his orthopaedic residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Binette received further training in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders, completing a one-year fellowship in Seattle at the University of Washington/ Harborview Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the Maine Medical Association. Dr. Binette is a native of Jay, Maine.