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

  • Does persistent use of radiation in women > 70 years of age with early-stage breast cancer reflect tailored patient-centered care?
    Taylor LJ, Steiman JS, Anderson B, Schumacher JR, Wilke LG, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2020 Apr; 180(3): 801-807
    [PubMed ID: 32125557]

  • Pancreatic Fistula and Delayed Gastric Emptying Are the Highest-Impact Complications After Whipple.
    Mirrielees JA, Weber SM, Abbott DE, Greenberg CC, Minter RM, Scarborough JE
    J. Surg. Res. 2020 Feb 02; 250: 80-87
    [PubMed ID: 32023494]

  • Outcomes for Patients with Residual Stage II/III Breast Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (AFT-01).
    Stankowski-Drengler TJ, Schumacher JR, Hanlon B, Livingston-Rosanoff D, Van de Walle K, Greenberg CC, Wilke LG, Neuman HB
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2020 Mar; 27(3): 637-644
    [PubMed ID: 31900808]

  • Coaching as a Mechanism to Challenge Surgical Professional Identities.
    Byrnes ME, Engler TA, Greenberg CC, Fry BT, Dombrowski J, Dimick JB
    Ann. Surg. 2019 Dec 02;
    [PubMed ID: 31804400]

  • Use of error management theory to quantify and characterize residents' error recovery strategies.
    Pugh CM, Law KE, Cohen ER, D'Angelo AD, Greenberg JA, Greenberg CC, Wiegmann DA
    Am. J. Surg. 2020 Feb; 219(2): 214-220
    [PubMed ID: 31806167]

All Publications on PubMed