Department of Neurology

Graduate Health Administration Internship

For early healthcare administration careerists seeking a multifaceted administrative experience in academic medicine.

Team

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Professional Development

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Meet the Preceptors

Executive director

A.J. Yarbrough, MBA, CPC

A.J. Yarbrough received his B.S. in Health Care Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University, in May 2005. Prior to joining UF Health Center for Movement Disorder and Neurorestoration, he worked as an Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida. AJ is responsible for overseeing the operational, financial, and organizational activities of the Department of Neurology. He is excited to be involved with such a prominent program that touches people’s lives globally. AJ lives in Lake City with his wife and their three children. In his free time, he likes outdoors, race sports, and enjoying his family.

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Assistant Director

Austin Sneed, MHA

Austin transferred over to the Neurology team from the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, where he has served the past three years as an ambulatory practice manager for the UF Health Physicians Family Medicine clinics at Springhill and Jonesville. In addition to his most recent professional endeavors within the primary care clinics, Austin has previously served the UF Health organization as the manager of extender services and as a graduate intern for the UF Health Shands Executive Team while earning his Master’s degree in Health Administration here at the University of Florida. Austin has been a passionate and dedicated Gator alumnus, ever since earning his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Outside of Austin’s professional pursuits, he enjoys attending Gator athletic events, spending time outdoors exploring the diverse Florida waterways, and traveling with his wife Ashley. 

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Revenue Cycle Analyst

Sam Milligan, MHA

Sam Milligan, MHA, began his career at the University for Florida while working part-time as an administrative assistant with the Department of Community Dentistry with a focus on payables, invoice tracking, and curating financial reports. Sam served as an administrative intern at the Department of Neurology for one year, completing projects involving productivity, finance, and quality. As a revenue cycle analyst, Sam’s favorite work interests are completing financial analyses, generating healthcare dashboards, and transforming raw data into presentable reports. In his free time, Sam enjoys hiking, fossil hunting, and spending time with friends and family.

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Current Interns

Area of Focus: Productivity and Compensation

Kathryn Barnhart

Kathryn is a second-year Master of Health Administration candidate at the University of Florida. She is from Minnesota and is a double gator with her BA in Sociology. Her passion and drive to pursue her Master’s in Health Administration came during her undergraduate career as a Sociology major while taking the class medical sociology. Kathryn became interested in social causes and consequences that impact health and illness. Kathryn serves as the Social Chair for Health Administration Student Association (HASA) and plans events to increase social engagement within the organization. Her hobbies include traveling, playing card games, eating sushi, and going to the beach.

Current intern

Area of focus: Culture, DEI, and strategic development

Allison Castiblanco

Allison is a second-year MHA student at the University of Florida. She has a background in public health and disabilities in society. Her main passions include increasing access to care for the underserved and improving the quality of care for patients and the work environment for employees. She has worked as an intern in quality and patient safety at UF Health Shands and as a key informant interviewer for the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS). In her free time, she likes to enjoy shows, read books, and try cooking new things. She is originally from Colombia and is proud to be a first-generation student.

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area of focus: scorecards and data analytics

Robert Entzian

Robert is a second-year Master of Health Administration student at the University of Florida. He worked as an Administrative Assistant at UF Health Pathology Laboratories, assisting in UF Health’s Screen, Test, & Protect initiative for the university, UF Health Shands, and surrounding clinics. In addition, he assisted with the intake of clinical and anatomical pathology cases for faculty pathologists. Previously, Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida. He volunteered as an Undergraduate Researcher at the Miller Lab of Evolutionary Ecology, creating a pilot study on an evolutionary phenomenon observed in leaf-footed bugs. He is interested in the implementation of strategic planning and data-driven decision making in health systems. His current hobbies include Florida Gators football, specialty coffee brewing, and outdoor activities including parks and trails.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Neuromedicine Hospital

The UF Health Neuromedicine tower, which opened in 2017, is designed for the perfect interdisciplinary patient experience and brings together our inpatients (including 48 dedicated neurointensive care beds and 48 neuromedicine beds), outpatients, and state-of-the-art neuromedicine ancillary testing. It also houses the neurology resident didactics and Morning Report, resident sleep rooms, a well-stocked housestaff lounge, and spacious inpatient team workrooms.

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Norman Fixel Institute

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, which brings together clinicians and researchers for diverse neurological diseases in a groundbreaking outpatient interdisciplinary workspace, opened in 2019.

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The Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute

The McKnight Brain Institute provides leadership for strong basic science and clinical programs in the Neurosciences, including Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. It is one of the world’s largest research institutions devoted to the challenges resulting from brain and nervous system disorders.

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