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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Barnes Hospital/Washington Univ School of Medicine
Colon and Rectal Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Maywood, IL USA

Graduate School - Loyola University Chicago
Clinical Research Methods
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kristen Ban, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/31/2022, Dr. Ban has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

119 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr Ban is the perfect balance of educator and compassion. She is approachable and responsive to questions. I would highly recommend her and her team.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Ban and the team that surrounds her are the top-of-the-line medical staff.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

I have total trust in Dr. Ban and her team. I have lived around the world and have had many providers, Dr. Ban is the real thing....I'd give her 100% on attributes a fantastic doctor has.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Ban listened, explained my options and gave me a timeliness to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Very pleased with Dr Ban and staff. I felt very relaxed and informed of what to expect and was walked thru the entire process.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Ban to anyone. She's professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Great experience. Everyone was kind from check in desk to MD visit. MD very knowledgeable, explained everything in detail and answered questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

I would recommend this doctor and staff in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr was very considerate and polite in answering all my questions and helping me to figure out what is next for me.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Ban made me feel very comfortable with an uncomfortable problem.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Ban accomplished in one visit what I had expected would require two. Everything explained in detail. Happy Happy

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Very outstanding doctor. Take time to explained everything.

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