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Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH

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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

Dr. Greenberg’s research program is dedicated to improving the quality and safety of surgical care. She has two goals that guide her work: 1) to improve operative performance and patient safety; and 2) to decrease practice variation and engage patients and other stakeholders in promoting high quality surgical care for patients with cancer.

Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR)

Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Program

Wisconsin Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (WiVERN)

Recent Publications
  • Development of a list of high-risk operations for patients 65 years and older.
    Schwarze ML, Barnato AE, Rathouz PJ, Zhao Q, Neuman HB, Winslow ER, Kennedy GD, Hu YY, Dodgion CM, Kwok AC, Greenberg CC
    JAMA Surg 2015 Apr 1; 150(4):325-31.
    [PubMed ID: 25692282, PMC ID: 4414395]
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  • Surgical coaching for individual performance improvement.
    Greenberg CC, Ghousseini HN, Pavuluri Quamme SR, Beasley HL, Wiegmann DA
    Ann. Surg. 2015 Jan; 261(1):32-4.
    [PubMed ID: 24887977]
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  • Leveraging comparative effectiveness research to improve the quality of multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients.
    Frasier LL, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    Cancer Treat. Res. 2015; 164():15-30.
    [PubMed ID: 25677016]
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  • 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. 2015 Feb; 193(2):754-63.
    [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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