Shikha Jain, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago

Research Program

Translational Oncology Program (TO)

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP, is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist who practices at UI Health, and a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Her cancer research focuses on GI Oncology,  specifically neuroendocrine tumors, immunotherapy, colorectal and pancreatic cancers; communication strategies and oncology; and equity in healthcare and in the workforce. Her leadership roles include GI Oncology IPU Lead and Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation at the Cancer Center. Externally, her leadership roles include CEO and Co-Founder of IMPACT, an action and advocacy organization; Founder and CEO of the Women in Medicine Summit™; and Founder and Board Member of the nonprofit Women in Medicine®.  Additionally, she is a consulting medical editor for Healio Women in Oncology and host of the podcast ‘Oncology Overdrive,’ where she discusses the latest in the field.

“As a physician committed to oncology, I believe in creating a partnership with my patients, where their voices are heard and valued. Every patient deserves access to comprehensive cancer care, and it’s our duty to ensure they receive it. Together, we navigate their treatment plans and strategies, making informed decisions that not only target the disease but also honor their unique needs and perspectives. This collaborative approach is not just about treating cancer—it’s about caring for the person facing it, ensuring they have the support and respect they deserve every step of the way.”


MD, Michigan State University

Research Keywords

Neuroendocrine Tumors; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Gastrointestinal Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Liver Cancer; Immunotherapy

Published Research

PubMed Search

Other Link(s)

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