University of Wisconsin–Madison

Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS


  • Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
  • Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Divisions of General Surgery
(608) 262-0395

600 Highland Ave
MC 1690
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • 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

Recent Publications

    • Comorbidity Assessment in the National Cancer Database for Patients With Surgically Resected Breast, Colorectal, or Lung Cancer (AFT-01, -02, -03).
    • Wong ML, McMurry TL, Schumacher JR, Hu CY, Stukenborg GJ, Francescatti AB, Greenberg CC, Chang GJ, McKellar DP, Walter LC, Kozower BD
    • J Oncol Pract 2018 Oct; 14(10): e631-e643
    • [PubMed ID: 30207852]
    • Obesity and mortality after locoregional breast cancer diagnosis.
    • Moore AH, Trentham-Dietz A, Burns M, Gangnon RE, Greenberg CC, Vanness DJ, Hampton J, Wu XC, Anderson RT, Lipscomb J, Kimmick GG, Cress R, Wilson JF, Sabatino SA, Fleming ST
    • Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2018 Aug 29;
    • [PubMed ID: 30159788]
    • Adaptation and Implementation of a Transitional Care Protocol for Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Surgery.
    • Fisher AV, Campbell-Flohr SA, Sell L, Osterhaus E, Acher AW, Leahy-Gross K, Brenny-Fitzpatrick M, Kind AJH, Carayon P, Abbott DE, Winslow ER, Greenberg CC, Fernandes-Taylor S, Weber SM
    • Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2018 Aug 07;
    • [PubMed ID: 30097384]
    • Leadership in American Surgery: Women are Rising to the Top.
    • Pories SE, Turner PL, Greenberg CC, Babu MA, Parangi S
    • Ann. Surg. 2018 Jul 24;
    • [PubMed ID: 30048312]
    • Measuring Quality in a Shifting Payment Landscape: Implications for Surgical Oncology.
    • Abbott DE, Greenberg CC
    • Surg. Oncol. Clin. N. Am. 2018 Oct; 27(4): xv-xvi
    • [PubMed ID: 30213418]

All Publications on PubMed