Shikha Jain

Associate Professor of Medicine


Dr. Shikha Jain

Dr. Shikha Jain

Dr. Shikha Jain is an oncologist specializing in colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors and liver cancer. She also is an assistant professor of medicine and the director of communication strategies in medicine for the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  

Jain has been a keynote speaker on the impact of social media on health care, ways to demystify cancer care with open communication and education, physician leadership, mentorship, writing in medicine and gender equity. Her research topics include colorectal carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors,  disparities in cancer care, gender equity in health care,  physician leadership, misinformation in medicine, health care communication and impostor phenomenon.  

She has been recognized as a health care leader, including earning a spot in Modern Healthcare magazine’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders. She has been featured, interviewed and published in Time magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, US News and World Report, the Hill, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, CNN and others. 

She is a founder and the chief executive officer of the COVID-19 action and advocacy group IMPACT, founder and the president of the Women In Medicine nonprofit organization and chair of the Women in Medicine Summit.  


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