Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS


  • Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
(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.

Her team is developing approaches for video capture and analysis to facilitate the improvement quality, safety, and effectiveness in surgical care, primarily through the development and implementation of evidence-based initiatives. For example, several projects aim to develop an approach to Surgical Coaching for the continued professional development of surgeons in practice. She also studies practice patterns, quality of care and comparative effectiveness in surgical oncology, particularly related to breast cancer.

Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR)

Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Program

Recent Publications

  • Evaluation of Intraoperative Hand-Off Frequency, Duration, and Context: A Mixed Methods Analysis.
    Frasier LL, Pavuluri Quamme SR, Wiegmann D, Greenberg CC
    J. Surg. Res. 2020 Jul 17; 256: 124-130
    [PubMed ID: 32688079]

  • Age-Dependent Costs and Complications in Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair.
    Kohler JE, Cartmill RS, Yang DY, Fernandes-Taylor S, Greenberg CC
    J. Pediatr. 2020 Jul 03;
    [PubMed ID: 32629008]

  • Utility of health services regions in examining socioeconomic disparities in receipt of breast reconstruction.
    Schumacher JR, Stankowski-Drengler TJ, Tucholka JL, Poore SO, Wilke LG, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    Breast J 2020 Jul 01;
    [PubMed ID: 32608542]

  • Surgical coaching to achieve the ABMS vision for the future of continuing board certification.
    Pradarelli JC, Pavuluri Quamme SR, Yee A, Faerber AE, Dombrowski JC, King C, Greenberg CC
    Am. J. Surg. 2020 Jun 19;
    [PubMed ID: 32631596]

  • The Value of Surgical Coaching Beyond Training.
    Pradarelli JC, Hu YY, Dimick JB, Greenberg CC
    Adv Surg 2020 Sep; 54: 31-47
    [PubMed ID: 32713438]

All Publications on PubMed