Shikha Jain, MD, Oncology, Chicago, IL, Rush University Medical Center


OncologyChicago, IL

Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine| Division of Hematology and Oncology Director of Communication Strategies in Medicine| University of Illinois Chicago Associate Director of Oncology Communication & Digital Innovation| University of Illinois Cancer Center Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder IMPACT Chair, Co-Founder, Women In Medicine Summit

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  • Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. She is an assistant professor of medicine and the Physician Director of Media Relations for the Rush University Cancer Center. She was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, and the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019. Dr. Jain was selected as a ResearcHERS ambassador by the American Cancer Society, and was honored by 500 Women in Medicine.

    She has been appointed to the 2020 American Society for Clinical Oncology Women's Networking Center taskforce and appointed to the Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy for the Illinois State Medical Society.

    She developed the neuroendocrine program at Rush. She speaks nationally on the impact of media and social media on healthcare and ways to demystify cancer care with open communication and education. She has been interviewed on a variety of healthcare and equity topics on local and national tv and radio programming.

    Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk in 2019 on the gender moonshot and the importance of gender parity in healthcare. She spoke at the Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare on the topic of physician leadership and mentorship, the Becker's Healthcare Conference, and the American College of Physicians.

    She founded and co-chaired the inaugural Women In Medicine Symposium at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 2018. She is the co-founder and chair of the “Women in Medicine Summit: An Evolution in Empowerment," a national CME conference. She is the co-founder of the Rush Center for the Advancement of Women in Health Care. She is the founder of the Rush podcast "The Rush Cast." She has papers published in peer-reviewed journals and many national publications.

    She was selected as a thought leader by Doximity and completed a year as a Doximity writing fellow. She is also a current public Voices fellow with the OpEd Project.
  • Dr. Shikha Jain

    Oncology Physician| TedX Speaker| Writer

    Dr. Shikha Jain

    Hematology Oncology Physician, Writer, Speaker

Education & Training

  • Loyola University
    Loyola UniversityFellowship
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
    Michigan State University College of Human MedicineMedicalSchool
  • Drexel UniversityOtherTraining
  • University of ChicagoOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2011 - 2020
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top 25 Emerging Leaders Modern Healthcare, 2019
  • Rising Start LEAD (Leadership Empowerment and Development), 2019
  • Golden Stethoscope Research Award Indian American Medical Association, 2014
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Ipilimumab For the Treatment of Melanoma  
    S Jain MD, JI Clark, Melanoma Management, 1/1/2015
  • Stenting Versus Endarterectomy for Restenosis Following Prior Ipsilateral Carotid Endarterectomy: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis  
    M Fokkema, JE Vrijenhoek, HM Den Ruijter et al., Ann Surg, 1/27/2014
  • Relapsed Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma-Ten Years Later  
    S Jain MD, N Shah MD, S Gregory MD, Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, 1/1/2011
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  • WhatÍs in a Name? a Gender-Based Analysis of Speaker Introductions at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
    Shikha Jain, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/8/2019
  • Association of Metabolic Syndrome, Its Components and Multigene Assays for Recurrence Risk
    S Jain MD, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 1/1/2014
  • Intravascular Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: A Case Series and Literature Review
    S Jain MD, Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO) Organization; Indian American Medical Association, Atlanta, GA, 2013; Westmont, IL, 2014, 1/1/2014
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  • Support structures for female physicians: Motivations and barriers to gender-specific conferences and symposia. 
    ASCO Annual Meeting 2019 - Chicago, IL - 6/1/2019
  • Immunotherapy, The Final Frontier? 
    Maywood, IL - 1/1/2015
  • Cancer Immunotherapy 
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  • Senior Honors Thesis Defense. The Effects of B7-1/B7-2 Deficiency on the Generation and Function of Dendritic Cells 
    S Jain MD
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2003

Authored Content

  • Trying to Focus on ASCO in the Middle of a CrisisJune 2020
  • I Am a Physician, and I Am ScaredMarch 2020
  • ASCO 2019: Gender Equity Needs a Diagnostic ApproachJune 2019
  • We Do Not Need to Fix Women, We Need to Fix the System11/10/2018
  • Tips for New Doctors (and a Few for New Attendings)7/30/2018
  • Representing the Hematology & Oncology Physician Women Wolfpack Group at ASCO 20186/19/2018
  • How Barbara Bush’s legacy can help us rediscover the benefits of palliative care and hospice5/21/2018
  • A Cancer Patient’s Ever-Growing Bucket List4/4/2018
  • Why Oncology Is An Intimate Field3/13/2018
  • Immunology Study Shines New Light on Oncology TreatmentJanuary 2018
  • The oral contraceptive’s PR problem7/27/2017
  • Why I would still encourage my daughter to go into medicine2/5/2017
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Press Mentions

  • Women Were Left Out of Clinical Trials Until the ‘90s—This Is How It’s Impacted Our HealthJuly 06, 2020
  • Why Sponsorship in Medicine MattersJuly 06, 2020
  • UChicago Medical Center Gets New President • Associations Feeling Pandemic Pain • Ventas Cuts Jobs, PayMay 29, 2020
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi

Hospital Affiliations