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Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH

Surgical Services

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(608) 262-0395

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Director, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program
Section of Breast Surgery
Division of General Surgery


  • BA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1994
  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1998
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1998-2005
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Fellow in Surgical Oncology, Dana-Farber/Partner Cancer Center, Boston, MA, 2005-2007

Research Interests

The overall emphasis of Dr. Greenberg’s research program is on performance and safety in surgical care, comparative effectiveness research and qualitative research, particularly in relation to patient and provider interactions. Recent studies have assessed disparities in cancer care, mechanisms to improve operating room processes and reduce surgical error, and suggested changes in treatment strategies to improve cancer outcomes. Current studies are investigating variations in breast cancer treatment across community hospitals in the U.S., strategies to improve efficiency and learning in the operating room, and analyzing resiliency and contingency planning in the operating room.

Wisconsin Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (WiVERN)

Recent Publications
  • Invasive procedures in the elderly after stage IV cancer diagnosis.
    Kwok AC, Hu YY, Dodgion CM, Jiang W, Ting GV, Taback N, Lipsitz SR, Weeks JC, Greenberg CC
    J. Surg. Res. 2014 Aug 20.
    [PubMed ID: 25234747]
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  • NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance.
    Chang GJ, Greenberg CC, Kozower BD, Boughey JC, Francescatti A, Mckellar DP, Winchester DP
    Bull Am Coll Surg 2014 Aug; 99(8):57-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25145051]
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  • Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program: What is the effect on surgery?
    Weber SM, Greenberg CC
    Surgery 2014 Jul 10.
    [PubMed ID: 25017133]
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  • Advancing quality measurement to include the patient perspective.
    Greenberg CC, Kennedy GD
    Ann. Surg. 2014 Jul; 260(1):10-2.
    [PubMed ID: 24896145]
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  • Quantifying technical skills during open operations using video-based motion analysis.
    Glarner CE, Hu YY, Chen CH, Radwin RG, Zhao Q, Craven MW, Wiegmann DA, Pugh CM, Carty MJ, Greenberg CC
    Surgery 2014 Sep; 156(3):729-34.
    [PubMed ID: 24962187, PMC ID: 4150845]
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