Anna attended the University of Dallas where she graduated with dual degrees in Economics and Biology. She graduated with high honors from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1994. She was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during medical school. She pursued her post graduate training at the the University Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. She was selected by surgical faculty as the outstanding surgical intern at the completion of her first year. She completed 2 years of general surgical training followed by 4 years of otolaryngology training.