Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician on faculty at Rush University Medical Center with a focus on GI malignancies. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy and the Physician Director of Media Relations for the Rush University Cancer Center.

She founded and co-chaired the inaugural Women In Medicine Symposium at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 2018 focused on promoting the advancement of women physicians at Northwestern. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the “Women in Medicine Summit: An Evolution in Empowerment” in Chicago. This national CME conference focuses on gender equality and finding and implementing solutions to eliminate the gap. Dr. Jain  is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council at Rush and is the founder and host of the podcast “The Rush Cast.”

Her clinical focus is GI oncology with a special interest in neuroendocrine tumors.  Her research interests include neuroendocrine tumors, precision oncology, immunotherapy, genomics, colorectal and pancreatic cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma and advances in cancer therapy.  She has several papers published in peer-reviewed journals.  Her research interests also include gender equity and career advancement for women and underrepresented minorities in medicine, the impact of social media on medicine.

IMG_1250Dr. Jain has written for several organizations including Doximity, KevinMD, ASCO Connection. She was selected as a thought leader by Doximity and completed a year as a Doximity writing fellow. She has also been an invited speaker on these topics and will be speaking at the Harvard Women’s Leadership course in the fall of 2019.  She is the founder of the social media group Dual Physician Families, and is on the leadership team of SoMeDocs (Doctors on Social Media).

Dr. Jain speaks on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

– Writing in Medicine, the importance of Narrative Medicine and finding your voice
– Social Media and Medicine
– Women In Medicine
– Mentorship/Sponsorship and Inspiring the next generation of Physicians
– Immunotherapy, GI Oncology
– Mentorship/Sponsorship, encouraging the next generation of physicians to pursue a career in STEM/medicine
– The doctor-patient relationship
– Gender Equity and Parity/ Women In Medicine
– Physician Leadership/Leadership
– Writing in Medicine, the importance of Narrative Medicine and finding your voice
– Writing Op-Eds and finding your voice
– Social Media and Healthcare
– Mentorship/Sponsorship, encouraging the next generation of physicians to pursue a career in STEM/medicine
– The doctor-patient relationship
– GI Oncology
– Neuroendocrine tumors
– Immunotherapy
– Oncologic emergencies
– Colon, Pancreatic, GI cancers

Along with her clinical practice, she tries to incorporate patient education and outreach as often as possible. With the proper tools and guidance, she works with my 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.

Twitter: @ShikhaJainMD
Instagram: @sjain03