Shikha Jain, MD, Oncology, Chicago, IL

ShikhaJainMD

Oncology Chicago, 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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Summary

  • Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/ Oncology at UIC Chicago, Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center. She is Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of the action, advocacy and amplification organization IMPACT and Founder and Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit. Dr. Jain was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, and was awarded the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019. She was selected as a ResearcHERS ambassador by the American Cancer Society, and was honored by 500 Women in Medicine. She has been appointed as the 2021 Lead of the American Society for Clinical Oncology Women's Networking Center taskforce, is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, and appointed to the Illinois State Medical Society’s Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy as well as the COVID19 taskforce. She is on the editorial board of Healio HemOnc Today and is the consulting medical editor for Healio Women in Oncology. She is also the host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive. Dr. Jain’s mentorship and sponsorship have resulted in the advancement of numerous young women and men in medicine across the country. She works tirelessly to promote the dissemination of evidence-based scientific information through numerous mediums including social media and has been recognized as a thought leader by Doximity and the OpEd project.

    Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk in 2019 on the gender moonshot. She is a nationally renowned speaker and writes for several national publications including Scientific American, The Hill, US News, Physician's Weekly, Doximity, KevinMD, and ASCO Connection. She is a regular contributor to FOX 32 and has also been a guest on ABC7 and WGN.
  • Dr. Shikha Jain

    Oncology Physician| TedX Speaker| Writer

    Dr. Shikha Jain

    Hematology Oncology Physician, Writer, Speaker

Education & Training

  • Loyola University
    Loyola UniversityFellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2012 - 2015
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Internal Medicine, 2008 - 2011
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
    Michigan State University College of Human MedicineClass of 2008
  • Drexel UniversityInterdepartmental Medical Sciences Program, 2003 - 2004
  • University of ChicagoB.A., Biology, With honors, 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • 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

PubMed

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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Abstracts/Posters

  • 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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Lectures

  • 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 
    1/1/2015
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Other

  • 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

  • The Messaging of Masks: Overcoming DisinformationAugust 2020
  • Trying to Focus on ASCO in the Middle of a CrisisJune 2020
  • Trying to Focus on ASCO in the Middle of a CrisisJune 2020
  • I Am a Physician, and I Am ScaredMarch 2020
  • I Am a Physician, and I Am ScaredMarch 2020
  • ASCO 2019: Gender Equity Needs a Diagnostic ApproachJune 2019
  • 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 2018June 2018
  • Representing the Hematology & Oncology Physician Women Wolfpack Group at ASCO 2018June 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
  • The Ever-Growing Stage 4 Bucket ListApril 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 TreatmentFebruary 2018
  • Immunology Study Shines New Light on Oncology TreatmentJanuary 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

  • Doctors: Trump Is Wrong to Accuse Medical Professionals of Profiting from Diagnosing COVID-19
    Doctors: Trump Is Wrong to Accuse Medical Professionals of Profiting from Diagnosing COVID-19October 27th, 2020
  • Chicago Doctors — Mostly Moms — Join Together to Advise Officials and the Public. ‘We Can’t Not Say Something.’
    Chicago Doctors — Mostly Moms — Join Together to Advise Officials and the Public. ‘We Can’t Not Say Something.’May 7th, 2020
  • Make Schools Safe: Requiring Vaccines in Schools
    Make Schools Safe: Requiring Vaccines in SchoolsDecember 31st, 2019
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi