Shikha Jain

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Shikha Jain

Physician, Founder & CEO
Medicine, Innovation
Chicago, IL, USA

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Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician.

She is a tenured associate 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 Founder and Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit as well as the Founder and President of the 501©(3) nonprofit Women in Medicine®. She is also the CEO and Co-Founder of the action, advocacy and amplification 501©(3) nonprofit IMPACT and 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 LEAD Oncology in 2019. She is also a member of the prestigious AOA society. She was appointed by the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS S&T) and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to the Committee on Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information on Biological Threats and the Working Group on Engaging the Scientific Community in Countering Scientific Mis- and Disinformation 

Dr. Shikha Jain is on the Doximity Women in Medicine Advisory Board and is the consulting medical editor for Women in Oncology, on the editorial board of Healio HemOnc Today and the host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive. 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. 

Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk in 2019 on the gender moonshot and the importance of gender parity in healthcare. She is a nationally renowned keynote speaker and writes for several national publications including CNN, USA Today, Scientific American, The Hill, US News and Doximity and has been interviewed in the New York Times and Washington Post.  She is a regular contributor to FOX 32 and has also been a guest on MSNBC, ABC7 and CBS, and other local and national news channels. Dr. Jain has also published extensively in high impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, PNAS, and JAMA.

In her clinical practice as an oncologist she tries to incorporate patient education and outreach as often as possible. With the proper tools and guidance, she works with her patients as a team to treat the disease and helps them move through an often difficult process together with as little stress as possible. She believes in personalized and individualized care, and also feels the more knowledge a patient has about their own disease, the more informed a decision they are able to make.

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