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Shikha jain, mD, fACP

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician on faculty at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. 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. Dr. Jain  is a member of the Women's Leadership Council at Rush and is the founder and host of the podcast "The Rush Cast." Dr. Jain has written for several organizations including Doximity, KevinMD, and ASCO Connection. She was selected as a thought leader by Doximity and completed a year as a Doximity writing fellow. She has several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include gender equity and career advancement for women and underrepresented minorities in medicine, the impact of social media on medicine, and GI oncology.  Her clinical research focus includes precision oncology, immunotherapy, neuroendocrine tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma. She has also been an invited speaker on these topics.  She is the founder of the 2500+ facebook group Dual Physician Families, and she is on the leadership team for SoMeDocs (Doctors on Social Media). 


Dr. Jain co-founded and co-chaired the inaugural CME Women In Medicine Symposium at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2018.


You can follow her on twitter @ShikhaJainMD

Mamta swaroop md, facs

Mamta Swaroop, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care in the Department of Surgery and serves as the Global Surgery Program Director at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.  She is the Director of the Center for Global Surgery. Her research focus is Academic Global Surgery, including trauma education and prevention. She was honored as one of Oprah’s Health Heroes in 2018 and also received the 39th annual Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (, Dr. Swaroop's global surgery lab conducts community directed research and programmatic development in Southeast Asia, South America and Chicago.  In Chicago, the NTSI developed the TRUE (Trauma Responders Unify to Empower) Communities Course to empower communities to take action by making bystanders into immediate responders during the first few minutes after a traumatic event. She has been an invited national and international national visiting professor and key note speaker. She is the co-Editor of the book, Success in Academic Surgery: Academic Global Surgery For the past 10 years, Dr. Swaroop has worked as a Trauma, Acute Care, and Critical Care Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Swaroop co-founded and co-chaired the inaugural CME Women In Medicine Symposium at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2018. 

You can follow her on twitter @MamtaSwa 


Abstract/Research Committee

  • Parul Barry (lead)

  • Vidya Sundareshan

  • Sheila Dugan

  • Tochukwu M Okwuosa

  • Neelum Aggarwal

  • Nancy Church

  • Meenakshi Jolly 


Speakers Committee

  • Ruta Rao

  • Leah Tatebe

  • Anjana Pillai


Award Committee

  • Leah Tatebe (lead)

  • Julie Oyler

  • Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Adeyemi, MD

  • Priya Kumthekar, MD

  • Vidhya Prakash


Sponsorship Committee

  • Swati Devendra Deshmukh (lead)

  • Nisha Mohindra

  • Anna Volerman Beaser

  • Priya Kumthekar

  • Pavitra Kotini-Shah




Endorsements Committee

  • Ami Shah (Lead)

  • Kathy Tynus

  • Ann Schultz

  • Neelum Aggarwal

  • Nancy Church

Medical Students/Volunteer Committee

  • Neelum Aggarwal (lead) MD

  • Ani Gangopadhyaya, MD

  • Maren Loe, MD/PhD

  • Nimisha Kumar, MS4

  • Katayoun Madani,  MS4

  • Shiva Barforoshi, MS3

  • Margaret S. Pichardo, MPH

Social Media Committee

  • Julie Oyler (lead)

  • Swati Devendra Deshmukh

  • Tricia Pendergrast

  • Vinny Arora

  • Summera Majeed

  • Joanna Bisgrove

  • Dallas Holladay 

  • Sobia Ansari

  • Sara Hock


Resident/Young Faculty Networking Committee

  • Anjana Pillai (lead)

  • Jacky Kruser

  • Soni Smith

  • Josephine Nguyen

  • Manpreet Samra

  • Abhaya Trivedi



Rush University Medical Center:

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP (Oncology)

Sheila Dugan, MD (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

Tochukwu Okwuosa, DO (Cardiology)

Ruta Rao, MD (Oncology)

Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS (Neurology)

Rima Dafer, MD, MPH (Neurology)

Annabelle Volgman, MD (Cardiology)

Neelum Aggarwal, MD ( Neurology)

Parul Barry, MD (Radiation Oncology)

Anuja Antony, MD, MPH (Plastic Surgery)

Ami Shah, MD (Pediatric Surgery)

Abhaya Trivedi, MD (Pulmonary/Critical Care)

Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS (Rheumatology)

Rupa Sanghani, MD, FACC, FACNS

Dallas Holladay, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Sobia Ansari, MD, MPH (Emergency Medicine)

Sara Hock, MD (Emergency Medicine)

Joanna Bisgrove


Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

Mamta Swaroop, MD, FACS (Trauma Surgeon and Critical Care)

Kathy Tynus, MD (Internal Medicine)

Nisha Mohindra, MD (Oncology)

Jacqueline Kruser, MD, MS (Pulmonary/Critical Care)

Stephanie Kielb, MD (Urology)

Roxy Garcia, MD (Surgery)

Sue Jordan, MD (Plastic Surgeon)

Swati Devendra Deshmukh, MD (Radiology)

Priya Kumthekar, MD (Neuro-Oncology)

Anne Schultz, MD, FACP (Internal Medicine)

Tricia Pendergrast


Northwestern Alumni Association

Nupur Ghoshal, MD, PhD (Neurology)

Kavitha Gandhi, MD (Dermatology)


University of Chicago:

Sonali Smith, MD (Oncology)

Anjana Pillai, MD (GI, Hepatology, Transplant)

Ajanta Patel, MD (Pediatric Pulmonologist)

Monica Vela , MD (Internal Medicine)

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP (Internal Medicine)

Anna Volerman, MD (Medicine Pediatrics)

Priya Prakas, MD (Trauma Surgery and Critical Care)

Julie Oyler, MD (Internal Medicine)

Christine Babcock, MD, MSc, FACEP (Emergency Medicine)



University of Illinois, Chicago:

Ananya Ganhopadhaya, MD (Internal Medicine)

Lisa Nijm, MD, JD (Ophthalmology)

Manpreet Samra, MD (Transplant Nephrology)

Pavitra Kotini-Shah, MD (Emergency Medicine)

Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA (Emergency Medicine)


Loyola Medical Center:

Anar Mashruwala, MD (Internal Medicine)


John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Toyin Adeyemi, MD (Infectious Disease)

Leah Tatebe, MD, FACS (Trauma and Critical Care Surgery)


Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Science (RFUMS):

Mildred Olivier, MD, BS (Ophthalmology)


American Medical Women's Association (AMWA):

Nancy Church, MD, FACOG (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Neelum Aggarwal, MD (Neurology)


American Medical Association (AMA):

Josephine Nguyen, MD  (Dermatology)

Neelum Aggarwal, MD (Neurology)


Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS):

Kathy Tynus, MD, FACP (Internal Medicine)

Lindsey Josephs



Chicago Medical Society (CMS):

Kathy Tynus, MD (Internal Medicine)


American College of Physicians (ACP):

Suja Mathew, MD, FACP (Internal Medicine)

Anne Schultz, MD, FACP (Internal Medicine)

Vidya Sundareshan, MD, MPH, FACP (Infectious Disease)


American College of Surgeons, Women in Surgery (ACS):

Patricia Turner, MD, FACS (General Surgery)

Rosemary Kozar, MD, PhD, FACS (General Surgery)

Susan Pories, MD, FACS (Breast Surgery)

Association of Women Surgeons

Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS (Trauma Surgery and Critical Care )

Community Hospital, Munster IN

Akta Kakodkar, M.D. (Otolaryngology)


500 Women In Medicine Student Representation:

Kate Gerull

Maren Loe

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Vidhya Prakash, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Infectious Disease)

Society for Vascular Surgery

Grace J Wang, MD, FACS (Vascular Surgeon)