Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Asthma and Allergy Management
  • Newborn Care and Lactation Support
  • Preventative Medicine

New Patient Status

Accepting all New Patients


Internship and Residency

Children’s Medical Center – University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX
2011 – 2013

Medical School

Chicago Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Graduate School

Chicago Medical School – Rosalind Franklin University
Master of Science in Applied Physiology
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate School

Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Minor in English
Cum laude, Dean’s List
Nashville, TN

Hospitals Affiliated With

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
Baylor Cenntenial Frisco
THR Hospital of Frisco
Medical City Frisco
THR (Presbyterian) Hospital of Plano

Professional Associations

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Texas Medical Association (TMA)
2013 – Present

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
2010 – Present

Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS)
2010 – Present

American Medical Association (AMA)
2006 – Present

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
2006 – Present

Chicago Medical Society (CMS)
2006 – 2010


Children’s Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Dallas, TX 2011-2012
Critically Appraised Topic: Probiotics and Allergy Prevention
Adolescent Health Presentations: Energy Drinks
Pediatrics Department Case of the Week: Acute Glomerulonephritis
Rush University; Chicago, IL 2009-2010

Department of Dermatology, Dermatology Partners of the North Shore
Examined clinical-pathologic findings in cutaneous eruptions resulting from Pyemotes Herfsi bites.

Chicago Medical School; North Chicago, IL 2006-2008
Departments of Psychiatry and Interprofessional Healthcare Studies
Conducted analysis on the body image and exercise habits of Chicago-area adults in order to develop a set of diagnostic criteria for the clinical syndrome of exercise dependence. Presented findings to research symposia in 2006 and 2007. Primary author on manuscript: Body Image, Eating Affect, and Physical Activity Affect in Individuals Who Exercise Routinely (2006); Exercise Dependence: Diagnosing a Silent Syndrome (2007).

Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN 2001-2003
Research Assistant, Department of Pharmacology
Investigated attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder as a phenotype of resistance to thyroid hormone, using a transgenic mouse model. Presented findings to Neuroscience faculty and students in 2002 and 2003.


Dr. Mannering and son

Dr. Isha Mannering is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also an active member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Society. Dr. Mannering was recognized as a Mom-Approved Doctor by DFW Child Magazine in 2016, 2017, and 2019. In 2018, she was honored as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas. She has also been listed as a Mom-Approved Doctor in Collin Child Magazine and a Super Doctor in Texas Monthly.

Dr. Mannering completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, where she graduated cum laude with degrees in Neuroscience and English. She then received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School prior to completing her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern in Dallas.

Dr. Mannering’s family

Since joining Forest Lane Pediatrics in 2013, Dr. Mannering has been privileged to establish lasting relationships with her patients and their families. She truly believes that being a pediatrician is one of the most fulfilling careers imaginable. She considers it an honor to advocate for all children, and she strives to foster a partnership with each family to ensure that every child attains his or her full potential. She has special interests in preventative medicine and in working with first-time parents.

Dr. Mannering resides in Plano with her husband Mark and their two sons. She enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.

Parent Testimonials

“Dr. Mannering is the BEST pediatrician, hands down! I can not recommend her enough. Even after moving 45 minutes away, I still take my daughter to see her because it’s worth the drive. She is so kind, personable, and professional. She treats my daughter like her own. My favorite thing about her is that, she does not rush during our appointments at all. Usually Doctors will come in and spend 5 minutes with you and go onto the next. Dr. Mannering plays with my daughter for a bit, gets her comfortable before doing exams. My one year old actually loves her and gets so excited every time she sees her! Dr. Mannering thoroughly goes over any questions you have and she is so friendly! I love her. I’ve never left the office ever doubting her. I hope she stays in the DFW area forever. Wait time is great and we never have to wait long. Also, making appointments and rescheduling is a breeze! :)”
– Julie H.

“I am so thankful to Dr. Isha Mannering and I strongly feel that I made a right choice by choosing to take my daughters to Her. My first daughter got ear infection and it was a regular check up for my little one. After the whole check up, I forgot to tell her something about my daughters hair so I sent a message with the nurse and she was kind enough to come back and check again. She gave me so many useful tips and cleared all my questions. She has loads of patience. I felt that she is very clear and confident about what she is going to treat for.”
– Madhavi E.

“Dr. Mannering is simply amazing. She takes her time not only in listening to your concerns, but also in explaining diagnoses thoroughly and instructions for care. We went through 3 or 4 pediatricians before finding Dr. Mannering and we always felt rushed or like an annoyance for asking questions. I also love that they have Saturday clinic hours! We have yet to meet a doctor at this practice that isn’t kind, knowledgeable and great with the kids.”
– Savannah M.