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Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH

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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.

Recent Publications
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage II Right-Sided and Left-Sided Colon Cancer: Analysis of SEER-Medicare Data.
    Weiss JM, Schumacher J, Allen GO, Neuman H, Lange EO, Loconte NK, Greenberg CC, Smith MA
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2014 Mar 19.
    [PubMed ID: 24643898]
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  • Determining breast cancer axillary surgery within the surveillance epidemiology and end results-Medicare database.
    Schmocker RK, Caretta-Weyer H, Weiss JM, Ronk K, Havlena J, Loconte NK, Decker M, Smith MA, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    J Surg Oncol 2014 Mar 18.
    [PubMed ID: 24643795]
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  • Rehospitalization to primary versus different facilities following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    Saunders RS, Fernandes-Taylor S, Kind AJ, Engelbert TL, Greenberg CC, Smith MA, Matsumura JS, Kent KC
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2014 Jan 31.
    [PubMed ID: 24491237]
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  • Comparative effectiveness research: opportunities in surgical oncology.
    Neuman HB, Greenberg CC
    Semin Radiat Oncol 2014 Jan; 24(1):43-8.
    [PubMed ID: 24314341]
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  • Impact of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 trial on clinical management of the axilla in older breast cancer patients: a SEER-medicare analysis.
    Caretta-Weyer H, Greenberg CG, Wilke LG, Weiss J, LoConte NK, Decker M, Steffens NM, Smith MA, Neuman HB
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2013 Dec; 20(13):4145-52.
    [PubMed ID: 23959051, PMC ID: 3874252]
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