Shikha Jain MD FACP 3

Shikha Jain, MD (Medical Oncology/Hematology)

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Communication Strategies in Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Associate Director of Oncology Communication & Digital Innovation, University of Illinois Cancer Center

University of Illinois (UI) Health
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 1E
1801 W. Taylor Street
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.  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 the founder and chair of the Women in Medicine Summit, which will take place in September 2022 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.

Follow Dr. Jain on Twitter at @ShikhaJainMD and read her blog here.