Mara Pheister, MD

Associate Professor


  • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Behavioral Health - Tosa Health Center
  • Moorland Reserve Health Center


  • Psychiatry


  • English

Contact Information


  • MD - Doctor of Medicine


Dr. Pheister is a native of Milwaukee who graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She went on to complete medical school at UW before pursuing a psychiatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She then attended additional seminars at the New York Psychoanalytic Association and was in private practice for five years before returning to academia at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Leadership Positions

  • Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Research Interests

Dr. Pheister is Board Certified in Psychiatry. Her academic and clinical interests include psychotherapy, resident and medical student education, women’s mental health issues.

She sees patients at the Moorland Reserve Health Center and at the Center for Consultative Academic Psychiatric Services (CCAPS).