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Anna K. Melnikoff, MD, FACOG

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Originally from Tion, GA, Dr. Anna Melnikoff is a distinguished OBGYN specialist who has strategically chosen to position her practice in Chattanooga, close to her familial roots and the captivating scenic beauty of the mountains. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar with majors in chemistry and Spanish and a minor in anthropology. She then went on to attend Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and then she completed her residency at UAB, where she received the “Best Teaching Chief Resident” Award.

Dr. Melnikoff has always had a love of science and an unwavering desire to help others. She was led to pick OBGYN as her specialty because she gets to help women through all stages of life, and she truly loves delivering babies and operating. The principle that knowledge empowers is at the core of Dr. Melnikoff’s medical philosophy. She is steadfast in her commitment to informed patient collaboration, ensuring they are equipped with critical insights as they collectively navigate medical decisions.

Outside her professional purview, Dr. Melnikoff is dedicated to her family. Her husband, Brett, an accomplished adult cardio-thoracic surgeon at CHI Memorial, has been a pillar of support since their initial meeting on the first day of medical school. Their family is graced with two daughters, Ellie and CeCe. Dr. Melnikoff values intellectual growth, often indulging in reading, and cherishes opportunities for international travel.



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology East

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Hours of Operation:


 Since 2020


I believe knowledge is power. I enjoy discussing issues with patients and working with them to find a solution or reach their goal.


BA | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MD | Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


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