dr. shikha jain
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 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 also 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 task force, is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion task force, and appointed to the Illinois State Medical Society’s Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy as well as the COVID19 task force. She was recently appointed to 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. She lectures nationally on the importance of social media and communication strategies in healthcare. She is also the founder of the social media group Dual Physician Families.
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 speaker and writes for several national publications including USA Today, 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.
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.