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Sarah Harris, M.D.

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Dr. Sarah Harris was born and raised in Chattanooga and is happy to be back in her hometown. Her interest in medicine started as early as elementary school. However, it was not until her rotations in medical school that she even considered the field of OB/GYN. After attending Baylor School, she attended East Tennessee State University where she graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor of science in biology and philosophy. She graduated summa cum laude with her doctorate of medicine from Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee where she received the Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award, presented to a woman graduating as valedictorian of her medical school class. 

Dr. Harris completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. While there, Dr. Harris received numerous awards for teaching, including the Emery Wilson Medical Student Teaching Award. After completing her residency, Dr. Harris joined a private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee where she also served as a Clinical Instructor for the University of Tennessee OB/GYN residency program. 

As a board-certified OB/GYN physician, Dr. Harris sees the privilege she has to be alongside women and families during such a special time. Despite the long hours, she never tires of celebrating a new life as it enters the world. In Gynecology, they are able to help women improve their quality of life through preventive care and treatment of a variety of issues that affect their daily wellbeing. She loves working with her patients to find solutions that fit each individual’s needs.

Dr. Harris is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for professionalism, scholarship and leadership and was peer-selected for the Gold Humanism Honor Society for excellence in clinical care, compassion, leadership, and service. Her professional interests include obstetrics and all aspects of prenatal care, adolescent gynecology, abnormal uterine bleeding, and gynecologic surgery.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. Any chance she gets outside, she spends time working in their yard or by the lake. She loves the beauty of the river and mountains in Chattanooga.

I SPECIALIZE IN:

I'M LOCATED AT

Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421

BEEN IN PRACTICE:

Since 2014.

MY CARE PHILOSOPHY:

My mission is to provide the highest level of evidence-based, compassionate and personalized care to all of my patients.

MY EDUCATION:

Residency | University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Medical Degree | East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

 

I'M AFFILIATED WITH:

Hospitals:

Erlanger Baroness Hospital

Erlanger East Hospital

Parkridge East Hospital

Organizations:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Tennessee Medical Association

Hamilton County Medical Association

SERVICES & PATIENT RESOURCES:

Women’s healthcare services require compassion and expertise. Here at Galen OB/GYN we provide comprehensive, specialized obstetric and gynecological care with the highest regard for patient satisfaction to meet a woman’s needs throughout her lifetime. Whether you are planning a family, staying healthy with routine care, or having health difficulties, our provider’s have the wisdom and medical expertise to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare. 

Some of our services include:

  • Obstetrics
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Gynecology
  • Women’s Medicine & Surgery
  • 3D/4D Ultrasound
  • Birthing Classes

Galen’s Labor and Delivery teams are here to help make your birthing experience everything you want it to be. We work closely with you to support your healthcare choices, such as medicated or non-medicated labor and other birthing practices or aids. We strive for a vaginal delivery and only recommend a C-section if your health or your baby’s health is at risk.

Labor and Delivery expectations:

 

Support for your birth plan, your delivery team will work with you to support your birth plan choices, including:

  • Having an medicated or non-medicated labor
  • Having a support, family members, or friends present at the time of your child’s birth
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Skin-to-skin bonding time immediately after delivey

 

Immediate access to specialty care, mothers who deliver with Galen have healthy pregnancies and uncomplicated deliveries. However, if additional care is required for you or your baby:

  • Our High-Risk Obstetrics team specializes in providing the most advanced, nurturing care for complex health problems.
  • Our Neonatology team provides word class care for newborn babies with critical or special care needs.

 

Comfort management during labor available 24 hours a day:

  • For women who desire a medicated labor or require a C-section, our obstetric anesthesia service is always available in Labor and Delivery.

Are you prepared for your newest arrival?

Galen OB/GYN wants to help with a  

Complete Childbirth Class  

Topics include:

  • Labor
  • Breathing & Relaxation techniques
  • Birth Plans
  • Post-partum lifestyle
  • Newborn Care Basics
  • Tour of Erlanger East