, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine


Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Jefferson Medical College


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-A.I. DuPont


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-A.I. DuPont


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Board Certifications





Kanani Titchen, MD, is an adolescent medicine physician and adolescent medicine educational liaison, Pediatric Core Clinical Clerkship (PEDS401), at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Titchen earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and music from Tufts University before earning her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she continued to complete her pediatrics residency. She completed an adolescent medicine fellowship at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, NY.

Dr. Titchen has expertise in trauma-sensitive adolescent reproductive health (including birth control, menstrual problems, sex abuse and trafficking) and partners with mental health counseling services to manage eating disorders-including female athlete triad-and medication for psychological challenges such as depression, anxiety, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Dr. Titchen partners with the Rady Center for Gender-Affirming Care to provide health care for LGBTQ youth.

Dr. Titchen serves on committees for the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), and she is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of human trafficking and a consultant to the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

When not at work, Dr. Titchen enjoys athletics, theater, film, music, spending time outdoors, and visiting family in Hawaii.


Ethanol drinking in socially housed squirrel monkeys
Mandillo S, Titchen K, Miczek KA

Carrageenan/MIV-150 (PC-815), a combination microbicide
Fern?ndez-Romero JA, Thorn M, Turville SG, Titchen K, Sudol K, Li J, Miller T, Robbiani M, Maguire RA, Buckheit RW Jr, Hartman TL, Phillips DM

Just Like That: The art of organ recovery. Hektoen International Journal of Medical Humanities
Titchen, KE

Student Team-Taught Surface Anatomy
Titchen K, Shaner J, Paziana K, Vu D, Donohue J, Deming A, Armenti V

Caveolin-1 and accelerated host aging in the breast tumor microenvironment: chemoprevention with rapamycin, an mTOR inhibitor and anti-aging drug
Mercier I, Camacho J, Titchen K, Gonzales DM, Quann K, Bryant KG, Molchansky A, Milliman JN, Whitaker-Menezes D, Sotgia F, Jasmin JF, Schwarting R, Pestell RG, Blagosklonny MV, Lisanti MP

Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors: Medical Student and Physician Awareness
Titchen KE, Loo D, Berdan E, Rysavy MB, Ng JJ, Sharif I

Ovarian Cystadenoma in a Trafficked Patient
Titchen KE1, Katz D2, Martinez K2, White K2

Fasoracetam in adolescents with ADHD and glutamatergic gene network variants disrupting mGluR neurotransmitter signaling
Elia J, Ungal G, Kao C, Ambrosini A, De Jesus-Rosario N, Larsen L, Chiavacci R, Wang T, Kurian C, Titchen K, Sykes B, Hwang S, Kumar B, Potts J, Davis J, Malatack J, Slattery E, Moorthy G, Zuppa A, Weller A, Byrne E, Li YR, Kraft WK, Hakonarson H

Multi-level prevention of human trafficking: The role of health care professionals
Greenbaum VJ, Titchen K, Walker-Descartes I, Feifer A, Rood CJ, Fong HF

Sexting and Young Adolescents: Associations with Sexual Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
Titchen KE, Maslyanskaya S, Silver EJ, Coupey SM

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