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

    • 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 Jan 03;
    • [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. 2019 Nov 19;
    • [PubMed ID: 31806167]
    • Surgical Coaching for Advancement of Global Surgical Skills and Capacity: A Systematic Review.
    • El-Gabri D, McDow AD, Quamme SP, Hooper-Lane C, Greenberg CC, Long KL
    • J. Surg. Res. 2020 Feb; 246: 499-505
    • [PubMed ID: 31679798]
    • Diversity and Inclusion-One Size Does Not Fit All.
    • Park KY, Chaiet SR, Greenberg CC
    • JAMA Surg 2019 Oct 16;
    • [PubMed ID: 31617875]

All Publications on PubMed