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

  • Association of a Statewide Surgical Coaching Program with Clinical Outcomes and Surgeon Perceptions.
    Greenberg CC, Byrnes ME, Engler TA, Quamme SP, Thumma JR, Dimick JB
    Ann Surg 2021 Feb 10;
    [PubMed ID: 33605579]

  • Association of Sickle Cell Trait With Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease Among African American Individuals.
    Hyacinth HI, Franceschini N, Seals SR, Irvin MR, Chaudhary N, Naik RP, Alonso A, Carty CL, Burke GL, Zakai NA, Winkler CA, David VA, Kopp JB, Judd SE, Adams RJ, Gee BE, Longstreth WT, Egede L, Lackland DT, Greenberg CS, Taylor H, Manson JE, Key NS, Derebail VK, Kshirsagar AV, Folsom AR, Konety SH, Howard V, Allison M, Wilson JG, Correa A, Zhi D, Arnett DK, Howard G, Reiner AP, Cushman M, Safford MM
    JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jan 04; 4(1): e2030435
    [PubMed ID: 33399855]

  • When Pandemics Collide: The Impact of COVID-19 on Childhood Obesity.
    Browne NT, Snethen JA, Greenberg CS, Frenn M, Kilanowski JF, Gance-Cleveland B, Burke PJ, Lewandowski L
    J Pediatr Nurs 2021 Jan-Feb; 56: 90-98
    [PubMed ID: 33293199]

    Serrell EC, Greenberg CC, Borza T
    Urology 2020 Nov; 145: 125-126
    [PubMed ID: 33167170]

  • Surgeons and perioperative opioid prescribing: An underappreciated contributor to the opioid epidemic.
    Serrell EC, Greenberg CC, Borza T
    Cancer 2021 Jan 15; 127(2): 184-187
    [PubMed ID: 33002194]

All Publications on PubMed