Adolescent Medicine Fellow, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; Co-chair, Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)
Kanani Titchen, MD, is an Adolescent Medicine fellow at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York. She encountered human sex trafficking for the first time during a gynecologic rotation while in medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kanani was a pediatric resident at Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and served as the 2013-2014 President of the American Medical Women’s Association National Resident Division. During her tenure as President, she trained with Girls’ Educational & Mentoring Services in New York City and created an online video tutorial to educate doctors about human sex trafficking.
She has authored numerous articles for medical journals and for the lay press about US child sex trafficking and physician education, and she has advocated for sex trafficking survivors at the United Nations and at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Kanani has spoken at multiple academic institutions, hospitals, and on public radio about the need for a trauma-informed approach for working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking.
Kanani is a member of HEAL Trafficking and is a co-chair of AMWA’s Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans. The numbers associated with human sex trafficking are staggering, but the lives of victims and survivors are what stay with us when we finally have eyes to see them. Dr. Titchen would like to introduce them to you.