Resident Testimonials

Torrey Halbert, D. O.

Torrey grew up in Los Angeles, California and attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California. Torrey is most passionate about reaching underserved populations and global health and has had the opportunity to participate in numerous medical missions abroad. She was drawn to the Ob/Gyn residency program at Henry Ford Wyandotte with its shared commitment to community outreach and community among its residents. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, rollerblading, playing sports, working out, and wine tasting with her fiancé, Brent.


Miranda Roland, D. O.

Mandy graduated from medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa, and is originally from West Wendover, Nevada. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors by swimming, hiking, and biking. She also loves to watch movies and crochet. Mandy chose Henry Ford Wyandotte for her Ob/Gyn training because she values the diverse patient population and the program’s commitment to academic education integrated into daily clinical teaching and training. Mandy also recalls that it was the sense of family among residents, attendings, and staff that drew her to the Ob/Gyn residency program at Henry Ford Wyandotte. As a new resident of Michigan, Mandy is excited to explore all the delicious food, unique culture, and natural beauty that the state and the Midwest has to offer.


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Ashley Ewert, D. O.

Ashley originally from Michigan, completed her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University. She moved to Des Moines, Iowa where she received her Masters in anatomy and her D.O. degree. When she rotated here as a medical student Ashley was impressed with the family feel of the program and she was drawn to the extensive education curriculum that was present. She loved that there were so many educational opportunities, but at a hospital that is rooted in the community. Ashley is happy to be back in Michigan, and excited to get to explore the downriver area. In her free time, Ashley enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, cooking, and traveling.


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Ashelee McManaman, D. O.

Ashelee was born and raised in Southern California, where she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Riverside. She received a master’s degree in biomedical sciences with an emphasis in reproduction from Colorado State University and enjoyed a career as an embryologist before going on to attend medical school at William Carey University. Ashelee chose Henry Ford Wyandotte for her training because of the program’s strong commitment to academic excellence and community outreach. In her free time, Ashelee enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike and their two rescue pups, Bandit and Flynn. She also loves traveling, baking, camping, and exploring all of the beautiful places Michigan has to offer.


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Elena Moses, D. O.

Elena was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She received her undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. After a gap year volunteering with Americorps, Elena attended medical school at LECOM in Bradenton, Florida. By the end of the first week of her audition rotation, Elena felt at home at Henry Ford Wyandotte’s Ob/Gyn Residency Program. She was drawn to the program’s reputation and dedication to providing structured education. She feels privileged to be able to learn and work among her impressive group of co-residents. After her residency training, Elena hopes to continue her practice with an emphasis on promoting women’s health equity in young women. The diverse patient population at Henry Ford Wyandotte provides excellent training to help her achieve these goals and more. Outside of the hospital, you can usually find her curled up with a book and her dog.


Mary Gad, D.O.

Mary grew up in Maryland outside the Baltimore area and completed her undergraduate degree at University of Maryland in Public Health Science and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Mary chose Henry Ford Wyandotte for her OB/GYN residency training because of the variety of experiences and education she knew she would receive there. With the diverse patient population and pathology coupled with a level of responsibility that allows her to enhance her skills, knowledge, and confidence, while also being supported every step of the way by her amazing co-residents and faculty, she knew this was the best fit for her. In her free time, Mary loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the sunshine, traveling, and exploring new places!


Audrey Hoebecke, D.O.

Audrey was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate and medical education. In between, she briefly worked with preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After her OB/GYN rotation at Henry Ford Wyandotte, she knew this was where she wanted to train. She appreciated that the program emphasized education and that faculty and residents were friendly and supportive. Audrey is excited to live in the Detroit area and spend time with her co-residents. She enjoys spending time in the sun, reading, and doing yoga in her free time.


Naveen Rihal, D.O

Naveen grew up in Rochester, MN and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergrad, where she received an honors degree in Biology and Global Health. Through her classes, she developed a passion for women’s health, education, and advocacy, as well as finding ways to correct the health disparities found in marginalized communities. During medical school at Des Moines University, Naveen was drawn to OB/GYN because of its alignment with her interests and the unique blend of primary and surgical care. Her time at Henry Ford Wyandotte stood out as her favorite rotation because of the range of pathology seen in the community, the educational curriculum, and the close-knit feel of the program. When not at work, Naveen enjoys traveling to visit friends and family, dancing, and watching movies with her husband.


Theodora Costin, D.O.

Theo Costin was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate education. She then pursued a master’s degree in clinical research management at the University of North Texas Health Science Center where she was a clinical research coordinator for a year before attending medical school at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. Theo chose Henry Ford Wyandotte for her Obstetrics and Gynecology training due to the hospital’s diverse patient population and the mentorship opportunities within the residency program. In her free time, you’ll find Theo at a music venue, Orangetheory, or cuddling with her chihuahua, Tyson. Theo is excited to get to know her co-residents and explore all that Michigan has to offer.


Rachel Haddad, D.O.

Rachel grew up in Southern Ohio and attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and all of her animals. Rachel was drawn to Henry Ford because of how friendly and patient the residents, nurses, and staff were. She wanted to complete her residency at a community hospital because her ultimate career goals are to return to Ohio and help the underserved population. Rachel is so excited to experience Michigan, and to have such a wonderful group of residents and attendings to work with!

Crystal Smith, D.O.

Crystal grew up in Gallion, AL, and attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL, for her undergraduate education. After undergrad, she worked in public service as a financial support worker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources and as a microbiologist for the Alabama Department of Public Health. She completed a master’s in biological sciences at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, where she was a graduate teaching assistant before attending medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, AL. In choosing a residency program, Crystal was looking for a small, close-knit program with an outstanding reputation, thorough curriculum, and family feel at a community hospital committed to underserved populations in a family-friendly city; these are just a few things that made Henry Ford Wyandotte’s Ob/Gyn Residency Program the perfect fit for her. A foodie who enjoys exploring new restaurants, in her free time, you can find Crystal attending her son Mason’s sports events and going on adventures with her husband, Neal, Mason, and their toy poodle, Luna.

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