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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Cancer Surgery

Surgery (General)

UW Health Clinics

Breast Center
University Hospital
(608) 266-6400 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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 Feb 2;
[PubMed ID: 26841105]
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 1;2(1):95-101
[PubMed ID: 26539936]
Greenberg CC Dombrowski J Dimick JB . Video-Based Surgical Coaching: An Emerging Approach to Performance Improvement. JAMA Surg. 2015 Dec 9;:1-2
[PubMed ID: 26650338]
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. 2015 Oct 16;
[PubMed ID: 26474556]
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]
Weber SM Greenberg CC . Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program: what is the effect on surgery? Surgery. 2014 Nov;156(5):1066-8
[PubMed ID: 25017133]
Dodgion CM Neville BA Lipsitz SR Schrag D Breen E Zinner MJ Greenberg CC . Hospital variation in sphincter preservation for elderly rectal cancer patients. J Surg Res. 2014 Sep;191(1):161-8
[PubMed ID: 24750983]
Glarner CE Hu YY Chen CH Radwin RG Zhao Q Craven MW Wiegmann DA Pugh CM Carty MJ Greenberg CC . Quantifying technical skills during open operations using video-based motion analysis. Surgery. 2014 Sep;156(3):729-34
[PubMed ID: 24962187]
Chang GJ Greenberg CC Kozower BD Boughey JC Francescatti A Mckellar DP Winchester DP . NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Aug;99(8):57-8
[PubMed ID: 25145051]
Greenberg CC Kennedy GD . Advancing quality measurement to include the patient perspective. Ann Surg. 2014 Jul;260(1):10-2
[PubMed ID: 24896145]
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 Jun;21(6):1781-91
[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 Jun;109(8):756-9
[PubMed ID: 24643795]