Chris Ban Wiki & Family Life: Meet The Jeopardy Contestant

Chris Ban is an oral and facial surgeon from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a new contestant to appear on America’s favorite quiz game show, Jeopardy!


Chris Ban (pictured with Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik) will make his Jeopardy debut on 27 June 2023. (Source: Chris’ Facebook)

Well, Jeopardy is in its 39th season of syndication which has been airing since 1984. There, contestants are given general knowledge clues in the form of answers and they must identify the person, place, thing, or idea that the clue describes, phrasing each response in the form of a question.

In the new Jeopardy episode, he will face a returning champion Donna Matturri, a librarian from Columbus, Ohio, and Erin Gold, a teacher from Aurora, Colorado.

Donna is now enjoying her two-day winning streak with a total score of $40,200. She ended the winning streak of a five-day champion, Ben Goldstein on her debut in the show last Friday. 

In Monday’s episode, she began leading after the second round and gave the correct answer to the final question. Hence, she ended up being the winner of the episode with a score of $22,800.

Meanwhile, Chris is making his Jeopardy debut on Tuesday, 27 June 2023. He became eligible to compete on the show after a series of Jeopardy tests and interviews.

Learn about the Jeopardy contestant Chris Ban which includes his wiki, age, family, education, job and personal life details here.

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Chris Ban Wiki, Age & Family

Ban is 40 years old now. He was born in 1983 and celebrates his birthday with his friends and family in January. 

Moreover, his full name is Christopher Michael Ban. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was raised by his family there. His parents are Michael Ban and Susan Schaefer Ban. 


Chris Ban in a family picture with his parents and a brother. (Source: Michael’s Facebook)

Chris’s father Michael is also an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The father-son operates Ban Oral & Facial Surgical Associates, LLC. in Beaver, Pennsylvania. He is a brother named Michael McNaughton Ban who is a lawyer by profession.

Indeed, he is a Jeopardy fan and also its host Mayim Bialik who portrayed Amy Farrah Fowler in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory. His interests include rowing, blues piano, Fighting Irish football and basketball, art, and architecture.

His Education Background

Chris attended North Allegheny High School in Wexford a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Moreover, he graduated jointly from the Honors College and the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2006. 

Afterward, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 2012.

Ban also received several Dean’s Scholarships for academic excellence. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with distinction.

Chris Ban Job: He Is An Oral & Facial Surgeon

Ban is a dentist and an oral and facial surgeon. He currently works at Ban Oral & Facial Surgical Associates, LLC. in Beaver, Pennsylvania alongside his father Michael. He has been serving there since 2016.

Furthermore, he is board-certified by both the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. 

Chris also serves as an Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Also, he is on call for and treats facial trauma at UPMC-Presbyterian, UPMC-Mercy, and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.  

Ban is on the medical staff in the department of surgery at Allegheny General Hospital, Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver, and UPMC-Passavant. 

Is Chris Ban A Married Man?

Chris is not revealed his marital status yet. Therefore, it is not known whether he is married or single.

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Despite being active on the social media platform there are no glimpses of his possible love life. He seems to be actively involved in his profession so far.