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Dr. Malika Siker Selected for Nationwide Business Journal List of Influential Young Executives

Malika Siker, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology and associate dean of student diversity and inclusion, is one of 100 executives nationwide selected to The Business Journals’ list of influential young executives.

The list, titled, Influencers: Rising Stars, spotlights 100 executives from across the United States who are having an impact early in their careers on business being done. Executives are pulled from large nationally-known companies as well as smaller, locally driven businesses.

Dr. Siker has been on the MCW faculty for eight years. Within radiation oncology, she has held national leadership positions focused on workforce diversity through pipeline programs and developing educational opportunities aimed at improving health equity. At the MCW Cancer Center, she is the faculty co-chair of the Community Advisory Board, which engages the community in partnerships to address local health disparities. At MCW, she has served in several leadership positions in partnership with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, including the Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee (DIAC) and the Recruitment and Retention Mission Engagement Group. She also serves as a mentor for pre-medical minority students through MCW pipeline programs such as AIM, StEP-UP, and other student and community organizations. She is a faculty member of the Kern Institute, developing innovative initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in medicine and improve cultural humility.