Dr Dorman completed a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at Macquarie University in 1999. She went on to study medicine and was awarded her Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 2003. After completing her basic medical training at Royal North Shore Hospital and its affiliated district hospitals, she underwent additional nephrology training at several prominent tertiary teaching hospitals including Royal North Shore Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Wollongong Hospital and St George Hospital.
She worked as a Renal Research Fellow at St George Hospital in 2012 while concurrently studying for a Master of Public Health degree. Dr Dorman has a strong interest in chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, general nephrology and general medicine.