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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 Dr. Greenberg specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Greenberg completed general surgery training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed by an additional two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited program at the Dana Farber-Partners Cancer Institute. Since completing her training, she has devoted her career to diseases of the breast. She is a member of the UW Breast Center.



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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

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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
Serrell EC Greenberg CC Borza T Surgeons and perioperative opioid prescribing: An underappreciated contributor to the opioid epidemic. Cancer . 2021 Jan 15;127(2):184-187
[PubMed ID: 33002194]
Pradarelli JC Pavuluri Quamme SR Yee A Faerber AE Dombrowski JC King C Greenberg CC Surgical coaching to achieve the ABMS vision for the future of continuing board certification. Am J Surg . 2021 Jan;221(1):4-10
[PubMed ID: 32631596]
Kreutzer L Hu YY Stulberg J Greenberg CC Bilimoria KY Johnson JK Formative Evaluation of a Peer Video-Based Coaching Initiative. J Surg Res . 2021 Jan;257:169-177
[PubMed ID: 32835950]
Serrell EC Greenberg CC Borza T EDITORIAL COMMENT. Urology . 2020 Nov;145:125-126
[PubMed ID: 33167170]
Pradarelli JC Hu YY Dimick JB Greenberg CC The Value of Surgical Coaching Beyond Training. Adv Surg . 2020 Sep;54:31-47
[PubMed ID: 32713438]
Azari DP Miller BL Le BV Greenberg CC Radwin RG Quantifying surgeon maneuevers across experience levels through marker-less hand motion kinematics of simulated surgical tasks. Appl Ergon . 2020 Sep;87:103136
[PubMed ID: 32501255]
Schumacher JR Stankowski-Drengler TJ Tucholka JL Poore SO Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Utility of health services regions in examining socioeconomic disparities in receipt of breast reconstruction. Breast J . 2020 Sep;26(9):1895-1897
[PubMed ID: 32608542]
Stulberg JJ Huang R Kreutzer L Ban K Champagne BJ Steele SE Johnson JK Holl JL Greenberg CC Bilimoria KY Association Between Surgeon Technical Skills and Patient Outcomes. JAMA Surg . 2020 Aug 19;
[PubMed ID: 32838425]
Frasier LL Pavuluri Quamme SR Wiegmann D Greenberg CC Evaluation of Intraoperative Hand-Off Frequency, Duration, and Context: A Mixed Methods Analysis. J Surg Res . 2020 Jul 17;256:124-130
[PubMed ID: 32688079]
Kohler JE Cartmill RS Yang DY Fernandes-Taylor S Greenberg CC Age-Dependent Costs and Complications in Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair. J Pediatr . 2020 Jul 3;
[PubMed ID: 32629008]
Greenberg CC Greenberg JA Gender Bias and Stereotypes in Surgical Training: Is It Really Women Residents We Need to Worry About? JAMA Surg . 2020 Jul 1;155(7):560-561
[PubMed ID: 32432703]
Mirrielees JA Weber SM Abbott DE Greenberg CC Minter RM Scarborough JE Pancreatic Fistula and Delayed Gastric Emptying Are the Highest-Impact Complications After Whipple. J Surg Res . 2020 Jun;250:80-87
[PubMed ID: 32023494]
Vande Walle KA Quamme SRP Beasley HL Leverson GE Ghousseini HN Dombrowski JC Fry BT Dimick JB Wiegmann DA Greenberg CC Development and Assessment of the Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Rubric. JAMA Surg . 2020 Jun 1;155(6):486-492
[PubMed ID: 32320026]
Vande Walle KA Pavuluri Quamme SR Leverson GE Engler T Dombrowski JC Wiegmann DA Dimick JB Greenberg CC Association of Personality and Thinking Style With Effective Surgical Coaching. JAMA Surg . 2020 Jun 1;155(6):480-485
[PubMed ID: 32236512]
Taylor LJ Steiman JS Anderson B Schumacher JR Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Does persistent use of radiation in women > 70 years of age with early-stage breast cancer reflect tailored patient-centered care? Breast Cancer Res Treat . 2020 Apr;180(3):801-807
[PubMed ID: 32125557]
Livingston-Rosanoff D Hanlon B Marka N Vande Walle K Stankowski-Drengler T Schumacher J Greenberg CC Neuman H Wilke LG Time to initiation of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment does not influence patient survival: A study of US breast cancer patients. Breast J . 2020 Apr;26(4):625-629
[PubMed ID: 31513322]
Pugh CM Law KE Cohen ER D'Angelo AD Greenberg JA Greenberg CC Wiegmann DA Use of error management theory to quantify and characterize residents' error recovery strategies. Am J Surg . 2020 Feb;219(2):214-220
[PubMed ID: 31806167]
El-Gabri D McDow AD Quamme SP Hooper-Lane C Greenberg CC Long KL Surgical Coaching for Advancement of Global Surgical Skills and Capacity: A Systematic Review. J Surg Res . 2020 Feb;246:499-505
[PubMed ID: 31679798]
Byrnes ME Engler TA Greenberg CC Fry BT Dombrowski J Dimick JB Coaching as a Mechanism to Challenge Surgical Professional Identities. Ann Surg . 2019 Dec 2;
[PubMed ID: 31804400]
Vande Walle K Yang DY Stankowski-Drengler TJ Livingston-Rosanoff D Fernandes-Taylor S Schumacher JR Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Breast Cancer Found Incidentally After Reduction Mammaplasty in Young Insured Women. Ann Surg Oncol . 2019 Dec;26(13):4310-4316
[PubMed ID: 31538286]