MD For Moms Radio, Every Wednesday 1pm (ET) on The BBM Global Network and TuneIn Radio.
This week on MD for Moms we have two guests – from 1-1:30pm EST I will be interviewing Lindsay Gerszt, executive producer of the film “When The Bough Breaks.” From 1:30-2pm I’ll be interviewing hematologist and oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain about bleeding disorders and cancer.
Bleeding disorders are a cause for recurrent miscarriages and infertility, and can lead to pregnancy complications if not identified and managed accordingly. Learn about bleeding disorders in women, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. We will also discuss certain cancers found in younger women, common signs and symptoms and treatment options.
Have questions about bleeding disorders? Ask Dr. Shikha Jain LIVE on air from 1:30-2pm EST: 855-856-1380
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Shikha Jain:
Shikha Jain, MD is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, and attended medical school at Michigan State University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois. Prior to starting her oncology and hematology fellowship at Loyola University’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and the Hines VA, she worked in Whakatane, New Zealand as a Hospitalist.
Her research interests are broad and include GI malignancies and lymphoma, as well as immunotherapy, specifically as it relates to melanoma, renal cell cancer and lung cancer. She has several publications in peer reviewed journals. During her medical residency, she created an online resource (lookingforcure.org) for breast cancer patients that provided reference material, original articles, education and local resources for patients and their families.
She has received several awards in her career including: “The Golden Stethoscope Award” (2014) and the “Best Graduate Student Research and Presentation Award” (2004) both for outstanding research efforts. Relating to patient care, she received the “Class Act Award” (2009) at University of Illinois, Chicago and the “Tom M. Johnson, M.D. Award for Physician Leadership and Excellence in the Art of Medicine and in the Care of Patients” (2008) at Michigan State University.
Her hobbies include traveling, running and music.
Dr. Jain is currently a hematologist/oncologist on faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.