Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician on faculty at Rush University Medical Center with a focus on GI and GU 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 in Chicago in 2018. Her research interests include the impact of social media on medicine, gender equity and career advancement for women and underrepresented minorities in medicine, GI oncology, immunotherapy, and advances in cancer therapy. She also writes and speaks on these topics.
Dr. Jain co-moderates the Doctors on Social Media FB group, founded and moderates the Dual Physician Family group, and has written for KevinMD, Doximity and ASCO Connection. She 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
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.