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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
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]
Adesoye T Schumacher J Greenberg CC ASO Author Reflections: Use of Breast Imaging After Treatment for Locoregional Breast Cancer (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2019 Dec;26(Suppl 3):553-554
[PubMed ID: 30565039]
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 Dec;19(6):e741-e747
[PubMed ID: 31300338]
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 . 2019 Nov 19;
[PubMed ID: 31806167]
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 Nov;25(6):1111-1116
[PubMed ID: 31280491]
Park KY Chaiet SR Greenberg CC Diversity and Inclusion-One Size Does Not Fit All. JAMA Surg . 2019 Oct 16;
[PubMed ID: 31617875]
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]
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]
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]