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Shawn Reuss RN, MSN, WHNP-BC

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Shawn Reuss, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC is a Cleveland, Tennessee native, a graduate of Cleveland High School and Lee University. Growing up, she always enjoyed science, medicine, and the human body. To her, nursing provides excellent opportunities in all areas of the medical field. Therefore, she pursued a master’s in nursing through Vanderbilt University and specialized in Women’s Health, as she felt strongly that this was her passion. She believes “OBGYN is special because it allows you to help nurture and empower women of all ages to take the best care of their bodies at any given point in their lifespan.” She loves talking with younger girls about all aspects of their lives to help them navigate choices both medical and non-medical.  

Shawn spent the first year of her career working as an RN in the Mother/Baby Unit in Richmond, VA and then spent three years in private practice OBGYN working as a Nurse Practitioner in Fredericksburg, VA. Once Shawn and her husband started a family, they decided to make the move back to Cleveland where she found a job working for the Hamilton County Health Department in the Family Planning Clinic for three years before starting at Galen in 2015. Working at Galen has been the highlight of her career as she thoroughly enjoys taking care of women’s health. She feels fortunate and proud to work for Galen and being a part of a group that takes good care of patients. 

In her free time, she likes to be outdoors with her husband and extremely active sons. They enjoy hiking, being on the lake, and traveling together. When she gets free time to herself, she loves to spend it reading.  



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology East

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Hours of Operation:


Since 2007


I believe in not only providing care for a woman’s reproductive health, but also their entire well-being. I try to promote the bond between patient and caregiver, providing a trusting relationship to adequately take care of women through all stages of their lives.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) | Vanderbilt University 

Bachelor of Science | Lee University 



Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses 

Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society  

National Certification Corporation in Women’s Health 


Advanced Practice Nurse with Certification 

Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner 

Registered Nurse 


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