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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
Stankowski-Drengler TJ Tucholka JL Bruce JG Steffens NM Schumacher JR Greenberg CC Wilke LG Hanlon B Steiman J Neuman HB A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Consultation Information on Patients' Perception of Information Conveyed and Satisfaction with the Decision-Making Process. Ann Surg Oncol . 2019 Oct;26(10):3275-3281
[PubMed ID: 31342375]
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 . 2019 Sep 12;
[PubMed ID: 31513322]
Tevis SE Steiman JG Neuman HB Greenberg CC Wilke LG Postoperative complications in combined gynecologic, plastic, and breast surgery: An analysis from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Breast J . 2019 Jul 6;
[PubMed ID: 31280491]
Livingston-Rosanoff D Schumacher J Vande Walle K Stankowski-Drengler T Greenberg CC Neuman H Wilke LG Does Tumor Size Predict Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Modern Era of Biologically Driven Treatment? A Nationwide Study of US Breast Cancer Patients. Clin Breast Cancer . 2019 Jun 6;
[PubMed ID: 31300338]
Azari DP Frasier LL Quamme SRP Greenberg CC Pugh CM Greenberg JA Radwin RG Modeling Surgical Technical Skill Using Expert Assessment for Automated Computer Rating. Ann Surg . 2019 Mar;269(3):574-581
[PubMed ID: 28885509]
Frasier LL Pavuluri Quamme SR Ma Y Wiegmann D Leverson G DuGoff EH Greenberg CC Familiarity and Communication in the Operating Room. J Surg Res . 2019 Mar;235:395-403
[PubMed ID: 30691821]
Pories SE Turner PL Greenberg CC Babu MA Parangi S Leadership in American Surgery: Women are Rising to the Top. Ann Surg . 2019 Feb;269(2):199-205
[PubMed ID: 30048312]
Philip JL Saucke MC Schumacher JR Fernandes-Taylor S Havlena J Greenberg CC Ingraham AM Characteristics and Timing of Interhospital Transfers of Emergency General Surgery Patients. J Surg Res . 2019 Jan;233:8-19
[PubMed ID: 30502291]
Adesoye T Schumacher J Greenberg CC ASO Author Reflections: Use of Breast Imaging After Treatment for Locoregional Breast Cancer (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 Dec 18;
[PubMed ID: 30565039]
Moore AH Trentham-Dietz A Burns M Gangnon RE Greenberg CC Vanness DJ Hampton J Wu XC Anderson RT Lipscomb J Kimmick GG Cress R Wilson JF Sabatino SA Fleming ST Obesity and mortality after locoregional breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Res Treat . 2018 Dec;172(3):647-657
[PubMed ID: 30159788]
Fisher AV Campbell-Flohr SA Sell L Osterhaus E Acher AW Leahy-Gross K Brenny-Fitzpatrick M Kind AJH Carayon P Abbott DE Winslow ER Greenberg CC Fernandes-Taylor S Weber SM Adaptation and Implementation of a Transitional Care Protocol for Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Surgery. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf . 2018 Dec;44(12):741-750
[PubMed ID: 30097384]
Bevers TB Helvie M Bonaccio E Calhoun KE Daly MB Farrar WB Garber JE Gray R Greenberg CC Greenup R Hansen NM Harris RE Heerdt AS Helsten T Hodgkiss L Hoyt TL Huff JG Jacobs L Lehman CD Monsees B Niell BL Parker CC Pearlman M Philpotts L Shepardson LB Smith ML Stein M Tumyan L Williams C Bergman MA Kumar R Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis, Version 3.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw . 2018 Nov;16(11):1362-1389
[PubMed ID: 30442736]
Mazer LM Hu YY Arriaga AF Greenberg CC Lipsitz SR Gawande AA Smink DS Yule SJ Evaluating Surgical Coaching: A Mixed Methods Approach Reveals More Than Surveys Alone. J Surg Educ . 2018 Nov;75(6):1520-1525
[PubMed ID: 29655883]
McMurry TL Stukenborg GJ Kessler LG Colditz GA Wong ML Francescatti AB Jones DR Schumacher JR Greenberg CC Chang GJ Winchester DP McKellar DP Kozower BD More Frequent Surveillance Following Lung Cancer Resection Is Not Associated With Improved Survival: A Nationally Representative Cohort Study. Ann Surg . 2018 Oct;268(4):632-639
[PubMed ID: 30004919]
Stout NK Cronin AM Uno H Ozanne EM Hassett MJ Frank ES Greenberg CC Punglia RS Estrogen-receptor status and risk of contralateral breast cancer following DCIS. Breast Cancer Res Treat . 2018 Oct;171(3):777-781
[PubMed ID: 29946862]
Wong ML McMurry TL Schumacher JR Hu CY Stukenborg GJ Francescatti AB Greenberg CC Chang GJ McKellar DP Walter LC Kozower BD Comorbidity Assessment in the National Cancer Database for Patients With Surgically Resected Breast, Colorectal, or Lung Cancer (AFT-01, -02, -03). J Oncol Pract . 2018 Oct;14(10):e631-e643
[PubMed ID: 30207852]
Abbott DE Greenberg CC Measuring Quality in a Shifting Payment Landscape: Implications for Surgical Oncology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am . 2018 Oct;27(4):xv-xvi
[PubMed ID: 30213418]
West MA Hwang S Maier RV Ahuja N Angelos P Bass BL Brasel KJ Chen H Davis KA Eberlein TJ Fong Y Greenberg CC Lillemoe KD McCarthy MC Michelassi F Numann PJ Parangi S Reyes JD Sanfey HA Stain SC Weigel RJ Wren SM Ensuring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Academic Surgery: An American Surgical Association White Paper. Ann Surg . 2018 Sep;268(3):403-407
[PubMed ID: 30004923]
Fisher AV Abbott DE Venkatesh M Leverson GE Campbell-Flohr SA Ronnekleiv-Kelly SM Greenberg CC Winslow ER Weber SM The Impact of Hospital Neoadjuvant Therapy Utilization on Survival Outcomes for Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 Sep;25(9):2661-2668
[PubMed ID: 30003452]
Schumacher JR Neuman HB Chang GJ Kozower BD Edge SB Yu M Vanness DJ Si Y Jacobs EA Francescatti AB Spears PA Havlena J Adesoye T McKellar D Winchester D Burnside ES Greenberg CC Alliance ACS-CRP CCDR Breast Cancer Surveillance Working Group. A National Study of the Use of Asymptomatic Systemic Imaging for Surveillance Following Breast Cancer Treatment (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 Sep;25(9):2587-2595
[PubMed ID: 29777402]