• Shea Godwin, MD
  • Jennie Stuart Health
  • 227 Burley Ave.
    Hopkinsville, KY 42240
  • 270-887-6565
Shea Godwin, MD
Family Medicine
'95 Honor Graduate Trigg County High School; '99 Transylvania University, Cum Laude (BA-Biology); '01 Murray State University, Summa Cum Laude (MS-Biology); '05 University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Family Medicine at Trover Foundation, Madisonville, KY (Co-Chief Resident)
Board Certification
Family Medicine (American Board of Family Medicine)
Doctor Bio

*Taking new patients. Please call 270-887-6565 for an appointment.

Online scheduling for patients available mid-November.

"After completing my residency, I moved back to my hometown of Cadiz. I opened a private practice. I eventually sold my practice to Trigg County Hospital and became the director for their primary care services. While I was practicing family medicine, I also worked full-time in Trigg County's Emergency Room. I served as the Director for the ER, the director of EMS and the Chief of Staff for Trigg County Hospital. When COVID started, I transitioned from primary care and into full-time Emergency Medicine to help with the COVID response in our area. I have been working full-time emergency medicine since 2020. I am very anxious to get back to primary care. We moved to Christan County in 2021 and are enjoying becoming more involved in this community.

I am happily married to my husband of 13 years, Bailey Oliver. We have two beautiful children, Riley Harper and Mason Oliver.

I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, and traveling.

I am active in my church, Cadiz Methodist Church, where I teach Sunday school."

-Dr. Shea Godwin


Community Involvement


Cadiz Rotary, President , 2013

Cadiz Rotary, President-Elect 2012-2013; Vice President 2011-2012;

Cadiz Rotary Board of Directors 2010-2016 

2008-2020: Rotary International

2005 – present: Alumni Association, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky

1999 – present: Alumni Association, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky

1988 – present: Cadiz United Methodist Church, Cadiz, Kentucky


Professional Appointments:


Emergency Medicine Department Medical Director, Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz,

Kentucky, 2014-May 31, 2020

Chief-of-Staff, Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz, Kentucky

2011-2014, 2019-May 31, 2020


Trigg County Hospital Board of Directors, Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz, Kentucky

2011-2014, 2019-May 31, 2020


Trigg County Hospital Foundation Board, Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz, Kentucky



Trigg County Hospital Infection Control Committee, Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz, Kentucky 2008-May 31,2020


Medical Director, Suncrest Home Health Agency, Cadiz, Kentucky

2009-May 31,2020






1.Godwin, S.A., Cox, J.R. and Wright, S.N. Modeling of benzocaine analog Interactions with the D4S6 segment of NaV4.1 voltage-gated sodium channels. Biophysical Chemistry, 1 Jan 2005. Vol. 113, issue 1, p.1-7.


2.Pettigrew LC, Holtz ML, Li Y, Yu J, Kryscio R, Craddock SD, Godwin S, Grass DS, Kindy MS. Focal cerebral ischemia in the TNFά-transgenic rat. (Manuscript in preparation for submission). 2004.


3.Holtz ML, Kindy MS, Foster TC, Grass DS, Godwin SA, Kovatcheva-Ivanova S, Craddock SD, Pettigrew LC. Ischemic brain injury and functional outcome in the TNFά-transgenic rat. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metabolism. 2003.


4.Godwin, SA, Holtz ML, Foster TC, Craddock SD, Kind MS, Grass DC, Pettigrew LC. Memory retention and spatial learning after focal cerebral ischemia in the TNFάtransgenic rat. Annals of Neurology. 2002. Vol. 52, No. 6, p. 867-868.


5.Pettigrew LC, Kraemer PJ, Craddock SD, Godwin SA, Holtz ML, Kryscio R, Kindy MS, Kadaba PK. Infarct volume and cognitive performance in focal cerebral ischemia. Annals of Neurology. 2002. Vol. 3, p.561.

Research Experience

Summer Research Project in Cerebrovascular Disease

Studied whether overexpression of TNFά affects cognition in vivo after focal cerebral ischemia in a unique transgenic animal model.

Mentor: L. Creed Pettigrew, M.D., M.P.H.

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky. 2003, 2002.


Summer Research Fellowship Program

Employed immunohistochemistry to evaluate various cell markers following focal cerebral ischemia in an established animal model.

Mentor: L. Creed Pettigrew, M.D., M.P.H.

Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Lexington, Kentucky, 2001


Graduate Research

Utilized computational chemistry to design a model of charge distribution along voltage-gated sodium channels to explain differences in binding affinity for a class of local anesthetic drugs.

Mentors: Sterling Wright, Ph.D. Department of Biology and James R. Cox, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, Murray State University Murray, Kentucky, 1999-2001.