Kanani Titchen, MD

Kanani TitchenOriginally from Hawaii, Kanani now lives with her husband Lou in Philadelphia. Kanani previously has served as President of Jefferson Medical College’s AMWA chapter, as National AMWA Region 3 Director (for PA, DE, MD, VA, DC), and as the National Resident Division Treasurer and 2013-2014 President.

Kanani double-majored at Tufts University in Psychology and Music and promptly pursued her interests in music and theater, earning her living as a professional actress. In 2003, Kanani returned to science at the Population Council, working in microbicide development. A premed-postbac certificate at Columbia University in 2006 led to clinical research in osteoporosis and menopause and then to medical school. While at Jefferson, Kanani continued to research the development of biomarkers for breast and ovarian cancer. She is applying for fellowship in Adolescent Medicine this summer.

Kanani is an avid traveler and athlete and is active in public health and advocacy. Her independent study of human sex trafficking over the past four years led to research of physician knowledge of child sex trafficking and to the current AMWA Resident Division human sex trafficking initiative. For more information about Kanani, feel free to check out her profile on LinkedIn. For more information about Kanani’s and AMWA’s child sex trafficking initiative, please visit the Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH) Toolkit.