Dr. Sonia Bynum grew up in South America with a small but multicultural family that loves to travel. Having a wide range of interests, she studied biochemistry and business administration before moving to the United States.
She completed her college degree in Biology at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas, and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. Ready for a change in scenery, she then moved to the much colder city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for her training in Internal Medicine and then Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Adapting to the northen climate was surprisingly easy, and she fell in love with the city’s residents, the rich and unique culture, and the sport of ice hockey.
After completing her Residency and Fellowship training, Dr. Bynum moved across the country to Portland, Oregon, where she joined forces with the Oregon Kidney and Hypertension Clinic. She sees patients in the city of Portland and in Gresham. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and German. In her spare time, Dr. Bynum can usually be found dancing Argentine tango, playing ice hockey, or exploring the outdoors with camera in hand.