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Shikha Jain, MD, Oncology, Chicago, IL, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

ShikhaJainMDFACP(She/Her)

Oncology Chicago, IL

Gastrointestinal Cancer, 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 CEO, Co-Founder IMPACT President & CEO Founder, Women in Medicine® NFP Founder & Chair Women in Medicine Summit

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Summary

  • Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is the Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center. Dr. Jain is the CEO and Co-Founder of the action, advocacy and amplification 501©(3) nonprofit IMPACT and Founder and Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit as well as the Founder and President of the 501©(3) nonprofit Women in Medicine®. Dr. Jain was named one of Medscapes 25 Rising Stars in Medicine in 2020, one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019 and was also awarded the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019. She is the consulting medical editor for Women in Oncology and the host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive.

    She is a nationally renowned keynote and TedX speaker and has published in many national publications including CNN, USA Today, Newsweek Scientific American, The Hill, US News, Physician's Weekly, Doximity, KevinMD and has been interviewed in the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Washington Post among others. She is a regular contributor to FOX 32 and has also been a guest on ABC7 and WGN, Yahoo Finance, CBS and others.
  • Dr. Shikha Jain

    Oncology Physician| TedX Speaker| Writer

    Dr. Shikha Jain

    Hematology Oncology Physician, Writer, Speaker

Education & Training

  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Loyola University Medical CenterFellowship, Hematology and Medical 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 University
    Drexel UniversityInterdepartmental Medical Sciences Program, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoB.A., Biology, With honors, 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2008 - 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
  • 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
  • We Do Not Need to Fix Women, We Need to Fix the SystemNovember 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

  • Why Oncology Is an Intimate Field
    Why Oncology Is an Intimate FieldMarch 13th, 2018
  • Rush' S Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging Leaders
    Rush' S Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging LeadersOctober 17th, 2019
  • 11 Weird Things That Are Often Connected to Cancers, According to Experts
    11 Weird Things That Are Often Connected to Cancers, According to ExpertsMay 15th, 2017
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi

Hospital Affiliations