Shikha Jain, MD (Medical Oncology/Hematology)Assistant Professor of Medicine
Physician Director of Media Relations
Rush University Cancer Center
1725 W. Harrison Street, POB Suite 809
Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Jain, a medical oncologist/hematologist specializing in gastrointestinal and genitourinary oncology, sees NET patients who have been diagnosed by biopsy as well as individuals seeking a diagnosis. At Rush, she is part of both GI and neuroendocrine tumor boards that meet weekly to monthly to discuss the treatment and follow-up of NET patients. She is active in clinical trials and research looking at outcomes of PRRT and the utility of dotatate scans in different scenarios. 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.
She is committed to working toward closing the gender gap across all specialties in medicine. Dr. Jain is co-founder and co-chair of the Women in Medicine Summit, which will take place in September 2019 in Chicago. Its goal is to help attendees create action plans that can be executed at both the local and national level. The summit will empower female faculty at various stages of their careers to develop skills and networks to facilitate success within their own specialties, as well as make positive changes within the health care system.
Dr. Jain’s administrative assistant is Marisol Aguayo, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-942-5157.
Follow Dr. Jain on Twitter at @ShikhaJainMD and read her blog here.