Business Office

John Allen
Department Administrator

John C. Allen received his Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986.  Since 1991, he has served as Department Administrator for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  In this role, John is responsible for the human resource management, fiscal management, clinic operations, strategic planning, recruitment of faculty and staff, and public relations of a department with 150 faculty and staff members serving 50,000 patient visits/yr with 2000 deliveries/yr and 1500 surgical cases/yr.  Additionally, he has developed community based practices for the Department.  Prior to this, John served as Department Administrator for the Department of Radiation Medicine at the University of Kentucky for three years developing outreach clinics.  From 1984 to 1988, John was Manager of Cost/Budgeting at Good Samaritan Hospital.  John is a member of the Association of Managers in Gynecology and Obstetrics (AMGO) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).  He is also a registered medical coder.


Melissa A. Banks, M.A.Ed
Administrative Assistant to the Chair of OB GYN

Melissa received her Master's in Education from the University of Kentucky in 1999.  Since then, she has been a middle school and high school teacher, coached high school basketball and softball, served as a policy and procedures consultant for the state of Kentucky, worked as a Medical Education Specialist for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and now, she is the Chair's Assistant in OB GYN.  She coordinates faculty affairs for the Chair's Office, faculty recruitment, faculty on-boarding, the appointment/promotion/tenure process, administration of the Executive Office, Grand Rounds, and many other duties.  She can be reached via email at or via phone at (859) 323-6434.