Dr Mann received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship and residency in surgery at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Following completion of her training, she spent a year in Africa as a physician with the Presbyterian Mission Hospital in Kenya. In the past twenty years of practicing medicine in the Puget Sound area, she has done extensive work in the area of travel medicine, helping to establish and working for eight years at the Travel Clinic, Medalia Medical System. She currently serves as the director and primary physician consultant for SafeGard Travel Medicine. She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has a Certificate in Travel Health.