Meet Our Central Wisconsin Residents
Our first class of residents started in July 2017. We are pleased to introduce the current Central Wisconsin Residents. Our residents bring the exact qualities of experience and initiatives of our program. All our residents have outstanding experience and credentials to lay a solid foundation for our program.
Amy Butterworth, MD
Medical School: St. James School of Medicine. Dr. Butterworth has completed one year of a family practice residency at the University of Wyoming, she has an MBA, and she has worked as a teacher. She has tutored students for USMLE. She is enthusiastic about serving in the communities of central Wisconsin.
Ryan Stever, MD
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Stever originates from southeastern Minnesota. He has strong ties to serving in rural areas. He has volunteered with troubled teens and in a women’s shelter as well as completing mission trips in Nicaragua. He has taught psychopharmacology to psychology undergrads.
Albina Zimany, MD
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Zimany is a Wisconsin native. She has outstanding medical school credentials as an innovator. She worked in the MEDIC, a student-run free clinic in Madison and led the Psychiatry Interest Group during medical school. She has taught in Adult Achiever, an adult literacy program. She is AOA and received the Gold Humanism award.
Shweta Anand Karve, MD
Undergrad and Medical School: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India. Dr. Karve comes to MCW-Central Wisconsin from Sunnyvale, California, where she was a research assistant at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry. She begins her residency with extensive clinical experience. In her spare time, Dr. Karve enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes; making personalized doodles; reading; and making DIY art, craft, home decor and gifts.
Christian Ryser, DO
Undergrad: University of Utah; Medical School: Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine; Masters in Forensic Science: Arcadia University. Most recently from Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Ryser is an outdoors enthusiast enjoying running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, skiing and scuba diving. Dr. Ryser achieved the Gold TOUCH Award (100+ community volunteer hours) in his second year of medical school. Dr. Ryser’s additional interests include gaming and reading sci-fi/fantasy and mystery/thriller.
Tsarina Rachel VanWieren, DO
Undergrad: University of Calgary; Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Ranking in the top of her class, Dr. VanWieren was involved in extracurricular service activities benefiting the community, including Score 1 For Health, where 13,000 elementary-aged schoolchildren from the urban core and low-income families were given free medical screenings. Dr. VanWieren is an active person enjoying outdoor activities, the favorite of which is hiking in the mountains with her husband and exploring new places. She also enjoys cooking, especially baking treats for friends and family, and watching hockey.
Learn About Our Program
Distinguishing Features of Our ProgramOur program offers the best of both worlds of small and big, community and academia, with a balanced life style.
Clinical RotationsLearn about clinical rotations within the Central Wisconsin Residency Program.
Meet the ResidentsMeet the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Central Wisconsin residents.
Training SitesOur psychiatry training sites are embedded in Central Wisconsin communities where residents benefit from working in a variety of settings.
Residency Application ProcedureApplication details for the Central Wisconsin Psychiatry Residency Program.
Living and Working in Central WisconsinLearn about Central Wisconsin's cultural diversity, activities and attractions.