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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

Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
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
  • Trajectories and Prognosis of Older Patients Who Have Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation After High-Risk Surgery.
    Nabozny MJ, Barnato AE, Rathouz PJ, Havlena JA, Kind AJ, Ehlenbach WJ, Zhao Q, Ronk K, Smith MA, Greenberg CC, Schwarze ML
    Crit. Care Med. 2016 Feb 2.
    [PubMed ID: 26841105]
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  • Temporal Trends in Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy and Breast Reconstruction Associated With Changes in National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines.
    Frasier LL, Holden S, Holden T, Schumacher JR, Leverson G, Anderson B, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    JAMA Oncol 2016 Jan 1; 2(1):95-101.
    [PubMed ID: 26539936, PMC ID: 4713236]
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  • Video-Based Surgical Coaching: An Emerging Approach to Performance Improvement.
    Greenberg CC, Dombrowski J, Dimick JB
    JAMA Surg 2015 Dec 9; ():1-2.
    [PubMed ID: 26650338]
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  • Surgeons' Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room.
    Hu YY, Parker SH, Lipsitz SR, Arriaga AF, Peyre SE, Corso KA, Roth EM, Yule SJ, Greenberg CC
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2016 Jan; 222(1):41-51.
    [PubMed ID: 26481409]
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  • Oncologists' Perspectives of Their Roles and Responsibilities During Multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Follow-Up.
    Neuman HB, Steffens NM, Jacobson N, Tevaarwerk A, Anderson B, Wilke LG, Greenberg CC
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2015 Oct 16.
    [PubMed ID: 26474556]
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