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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Cancer Surgery

Surgery (General)

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Surgical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA

Residency Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Internship Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Medical School University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1998

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Programs & Conditions


Dr. Greenberg's research focuses on both patient safety and comparative effectiveness research. She collaborates closely with the systems and industrial engineering department to study the role of system, team and individual performance in surgery, as well as devising novel approaches to improving performance in the operating room. She also studies practice patterns, quality of care and comparative effectiveness in surgical oncology, particularly related to breast cancer. She serves on several editorial boards and holds a variety of national leadership positions related to surgical health services research.

PubMed Articles
Nabozny MJ Barnato AE Rathouz PJ Havlena JA Kind AJ Ehlenbach WJ Zhao Q Ronk K Smith MA Greenberg CC Schwarze ML . Trajectories and Prognosis of Older Patients Who Have Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation After High-Risk Surgery. Crit Care Med. 2016 Jun;44(6):1091-7
[PubMed ID: 26841105]
Gunter RL Chouinard S Fernandes-Taylor S Wiseman JT Clarkson S Bennett K Greenberg CC Kent KC . Current Use of Telemedicine for Post-Discharge Surgical Care: A Systematic Review. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 May;222(5):915-27
[PubMed ID: 27016900]
Scarborough JE Schumacher J Pappas TN McCoy CC Englum BR Agarwal SK Jr Greenberg CC . Which Complications Matter Most? Prioritizing Quality Improvement in Emergency General Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr;222(4):515-24
[PubMed ID: 26916129]
Decker MR Trentham-Dietz A Loconte NK Neuman HB Smith MA Punglia RS Greenberg CC Wilke LG . The Role of Intraoperative Pathologic Assessment in the Surgical Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar 29;
[PubMed ID: 27026436]
Neuman HB Rathouz PJ Winslow E Weiss JM LoConte NK Lin CP Wurm M Smith MA Schrag D Greenberg CC . Use of a novel statistical technique to examine the delivery of breast cancer follow-up care by different types of oncology providers. J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 Mar 17;
[PubMed ID: 26991311]
Moore JE Rathouz PJ Havlena JA Zhao Q Dailey SH Smith MA Greenberg CC Welham NV . Practice variations in voice treatment selection following vocal fold mucosal resection. Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar 12;
[PubMed ID: 26972900]
Neuman HB Steffens NM Jacobson N Tevaarwerk A Anderson B Wilke LG Greenberg CC . Oncologists' Perspectives of Their Roles and Responsibilities During Multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Follow-Up. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar;23(3):708-14
[PubMed ID: 26474556]
Greenberg CC Dombrowski J Dimick JB . Video-Based Surgical Coaching: An Emerging Approach to Performance Improvement. JAMA Surg. 2016 Mar 1;151(3):282-3
[PubMed ID: 26650338]
Adesoye T Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Optimizing Cancer Care Delivery through Implementation Science. Front Oncol. 2016;6:1
[PubMed ID: 26858933]
Hu YY Parker SH Lipsitz SR Arriaga AF Peyre SE Corso KA Roth EM Yule SJ Greenberg CC . Surgeons' Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jan;222(1):41-51
[PubMed ID: 26481409]
Frasier LL Holden S Holden T Schumacher JR Leverson G Anderson B Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Temporal Trends in Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy and Breast Reconstruction Associated With Changes in National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan;2(1):95-101
[PubMed ID: 26539936]
Funk LM Jolles SA Greenberg CC Schwarze ML Safdar N McVay MA Whittle JC Maciejewski ML Voils CI . Primary care physician decision making regarding severe obesity treatment and bariatric surgery: A qualitative study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Dec 2;
[PubMed ID: 26948943]
Berger ER Greenberg CC Bilimoria KY . Challenges in Reducing Surgical "Never Events". JAMA. 2015 Oct 6;314(13):1386-7
[PubMed ID: 26441183]
Acher AW LeCaire TJ Hundt AS Greenberg CC Carayon P Kind AJ Weber SM . Using Human Factors and Systems Engineering to Evaluate Readmission after Complex Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Oct;221(4):810-20
[PubMed ID: 26228011]
Greenberg CC Klingensmith ME . The Continuum of Coaching: Opportunities for Surgical Improvement at All Levels. Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):217-9
[PubMed ID: 26164427]
Schwarze ML Barnato AE Rathouz PJ Zhao Q Neuman HB Winslow ER Kennedy GD Hu YY Dodgion CM Kwok AC Greenberg CC . Development of a list of high-risk operations for patients 65 years and older. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr;150(4):325-31
[PubMed ID: 25692282]
Kwok AC Hu YY Dodgion CM Jiang W Ting GV Taback N Lipsitz SR Weeks JC Greenberg CC . Invasive procedures in the elderly after stage IV cancer diagnosis. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb;193(2):754-63
[PubMed ID: 25234747]
Greenberg CC Ghousseini HN Pavuluri Quamme SR Beasley HL Wiegmann DA . Surgical coaching for individual performance improvement. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan;261(1):32-4
[PubMed ID: 24887977]
Frasier LL Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Leveraging comparative effectiveness research to improve the quality of multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients. Cancer Treat Res. 2015;164:15-30
[PubMed ID: 25677016]
Greenberg CC Habel LA Hughes ME Nekhlyudov L Achacoso N Acton L Schrag D Jiang W Edge S Weeks JC Punglia RS . Characterization and treatment of local recurrence following breast conservation for ductal carcinoma in situ. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Nov;21(12):3766-73
[PubMed ID: 24859938]