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Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Cancer Surgery

Surgery (General)

UW Health Clinics

UW Hospital and Clinics
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

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
Weiss JM Schumacher J Allen GO Neuman H Lange EO Loconte NK Greenberg CC Smith MA . Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage II Right-Sided and Left-Sided Colon Cancer: Analysis of SEER-Medicare Data. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Mar 19;
[PubMed ID: 24643898]
Schmocker RK Caretta-Weyer H Weiss JM Ronk K Havlena J Loconte NK Decker M Smith MA Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Determining breast cancer axillary surgery within the surveillance epidemiology and end results-Medicare database. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Mar 18;
[PubMed ID: 24643795]
Soma G Greenblatt DY Nelson MT Rajamanickam V Havlena J Fernandes-Taylor S Greenberg CC Kent KC . Early graft failure after infrainguinal arterial bypass. Surgery. 2014 Feb;155(2):300-10
[PubMed ID: 24269142]
Saunders RS Fernandes-Taylor S Kind AJ Engelbert TL Greenberg CC Smith MA Matsumura JS Kent KC . Rehospitalization to primary versus different facilities following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan 31;
[PubMed ID: 24491237]
Decker MR Dodgion CM Kwok AC Hu YY Havlena JA Jiang W Lipsitz SR Kent KC Greenberg CC . Specialization and the current practices of general surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan;218(1):8-15
[PubMed ID: 24210145]
Neuman HB Greenberg CC . Comparative effectiveness research: opportunities in surgical oncology. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jan;24(1):43-8
[PubMed ID: 24314341]
Neuman HB Weiss JM Schrag D Ronk K Havlena J LoConte NK Smith MA Greenberg CC . Patient demographic and tumor characteristics influencing oncologist follow-up frequency in older breast cancer survivors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4128-36
[PubMed ID: 23943027]
Mastracci TM Greenberg CC Kortbeek JB . What are the effects of introducing the WHO "surgical safety checklist" on in-hospital mortality? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec;217(6):1151-3
[PubMed ID: 24246626]
Decker MR Bronson NW Greenberg CC Dolan JP Kent KC Hunter JG . The general surgery job market: analysis of current demand for general surgeons and their specialized skills. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec;217(6):1133-9
[PubMed ID: 24246624]
Glarner CE McDonald RJ Smith AB Leverson GE Peyre S Pugh CM Greenberg CC Greenberg JA Foley EF . Utilizing a novel tool for the comprehensive assessment of resident operative performance. J Surg Educ. 2013 Nov-Dec;70(6):813-20
[PubMed ID: 24209661]
Dodgion CM Neville BA Lipsitz SR Hu YY Schrag D Breen E Greenberg CC . Do older Americans undergo stoma reversal following low anterior resection for rectal cancer? J Surg Res. 2013 Jul;183(1):238-45
[PubMed ID: 23298948]
In H Jiang W Lipsitz SR Neville BA Weeks JC Greenberg CC . Variation in the utilization of reconstruction following mastectomy in elderly women. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun;20(6):1872-9
[PubMed ID: 23263733]
Neuman HB Weiss JM Leverson G O'Connor ES Greenblatt DY Loconte NK Greenberg CC Smith MA . Predictors of short-term postoperative survival after elective colectomy in colon cancer patients ≥ 80 years of age. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 May;20(5):1427-35
[PubMed ID: 23292483]
Greenberg CC Wind JK Chang GJ Chen RC Schrag D . Stakeholder engagement for comparative effectiveness research in cancer care: experience of the DEcIDE Cancer Consortium. J Comp Eff Res. 2013 Mar;2(2):117-25
[PubMed ID: 24236554]
Greenberg CC . Promoting quality surgical care: the next steps. JAMA. 2013 Feb 27;309(8):827-8
[PubMed ID: 23443448]
Neuman HB O'Connor ES Weiss J Loconte NK Greenblatt DY Greenberg CC Smith MA . Surgical treatment of colon cancer in patients aged 80 years and older : analysis of 31,574 patients in the SEER-Medicare database. Cancer. 2013 Feb 1;119(3):639-47
[PubMed ID: 22893570]
Ballian N Rajamanickam V Harms BA Foley EF Heise CP Greenberg CC Kennedy GD . Predictors of mortality after emergent surgery for acute colonic diverticulitis: analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb;74(2):611-6
[PubMed ID: 23354259]
Dimick JB Greenberg CC . Understanding gaps in surgical quality: learning to count what cannot be counted. Ann Surg. 2013 Jan;257(1):6-7
[PubMed ID: 23235392]
Greenblatt DY Greenberg CC Kind AJ Havlena JA Mell MW Nelson MT Smith MA Kent KC . Causes and implications of readmission after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Surg. 2012 Oct;256(4):595-605
[PubMed ID: 22964736]
Nelson MT Greenblatt DY Soma G Rajimanickam V Greenberg CC Kent KC . Preoperative factors predict mortality after major lower-extremity amputation. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):685-94; discussion 694-6
[PubMed ID: 23021137]