Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)

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    Kanani Titchen, MD

    Southwest Cochair 2020 – 2021

    Kanani Titchen, MD, FAAP, is an Adolescent Medicine physician at UC San Diego, having completed her medical schooling and pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. duPont hospitals. She is a recipient of an AAP International Elective Award for her work in Nepal, and a graduate of Montefiore’s fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. 

    Dr. Titchen has authored numerous articles for medical journals and for the lay press about U.S. child sex trafficking and physician education, and she has advocated for sex trafficking survivors at the United Nations, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence. She has spoken at multiple academic institutions, hospitals, and on TEDx, television news, and public radio about the need for a trauma-informed approach for working with victims and survivors of human trafficking. 

    During her tenure as the 2013-2014 President of the American Medical Women’s Association National Resident Division, she created an online video tutorial ( to educate doctors about human sex trafficking. She is one of the founders of AMWA-PATH, and a Co-Creator of the CME-accredited SUSTAIN and LIFT human trafficking training initiatives.

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