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Rachel Adams Greenup, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3513, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Greenup is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Population Health Sciences at the Duke School of Medicine and Duke Cancer Institute. She is the founder and co-director of the Duke Breast Cancer Outcomes Research Group, and Core Faculty for the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy.

She earned her undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, where she later completed a Masters in Public Health. She attended the Medical College of Wisconsin for Medical School and General Surgery Residency, and went on to complete a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2016, she received the National Institutes of Health Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Award to evaluate how financial costs and burden relate to preference-sensitive decisions for breast cancer surgery. In 2017, she was named the American College of Surgeons & American Society of Breast Surgeons Health Policy Scholar. More broadly, her research focuses on aligning patient-centered care with high quality, lower cost treatment.

Dr. Greenup serves on several national committees, including the Alliance in Clinical Oncology Ethics and Value Committees, the American College of Surgeons Cancer Care Delivery Task Force, the American Society of Breast Surgeons Legislative Committee, and the Editorial Board for the Annals of Surgical Oncology. 

Education and Training

  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2011 - 2012
  • Internship/General Surgery Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - 2011
  • M.P.H., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004

Publications

Plichta, Jennifer K., Yi Ren, Caitlin E. Marks, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Laura H. Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Susan G. R. McDuff, E Shelley Hwang, and Jeremy Force. “Surgery for Men with Breast Cancer: Do the Same Data Still Apply?” Ann Surg Oncol 27, no. 12 (November 2020): 4720–29. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08901-z.

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Asaad, Malke, Stefanos Boukovalas, Carrie K. Chu, Yu-Li Lin, Cristina M. Checka, Mark W. Clemens, Rachel A. Greenup, and Anaeze C. Offodile. “Financial toxicity and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: an analysis using propensity score methods.” Breast Cancer Res Treat 183, no. 3 (October 2020): 649–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05805-0.

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Marks, Caitlin E., Yi Ren, Laura H. Rosenberger, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Susan McDuff, Gretchen Kimmick, E. Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Surgical Management of the Axilla in Elderly Women With Node-Positive Breast Cancer.” J Surg Res 254 (October 2020): 275–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.04.036.

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Tamirisa, Nina P., Yi Ren, Brittany M. Campbell, Samantha M. Thomas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, et al. “Treatment Patterns and Outcomes of Women with Breast Cancer and Supraclavicular Nodal Metastases.” Ann Surg Oncol, September 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-09024-1.

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Yashkin, Arseniy P., Rachel A. Greenup, Galina Gorbunova, Igor Akushevich, Kevin C. Oeffinger, and E Shelley Hwang. “Outcomes and Costs for Women After Breast Cancer: Preparing for Improved Survivorship of Medicare Beneficiaries.” Jco Oncol Pract, July 21, 2020, OP2000155. https://doi.org/10.1200/OP.20.00155.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Samantha M. Thomas, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Rachel A. Greenup, Laura H. Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Gretchen Kimmick, Jeremy Force, Terry Hyslop, and E Shelley Hwang. “A Novel Staging System for De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer Refines Prognostic Estimates.” Ann Surg, July 9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004231.

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Ong, Cecilia T., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Ilona Stashko, Terry Hyslop, Gretchen Kimmick, Rachel C. Blitzblau, E Shelley Hwang, Lars J. Grimm, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Overall health at diagnosis predicts the risk of complications within the first year after breast cancer diagnosis.” In Breast Cancer Res Treat, 182:439–49, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05700-8.

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Nichols, Brandon S., Erika Chelales, Roujia Wang, Amanda Schulman, Jennifer Gallagher, Rachel A. Greenup, Joseph Geradts, et al. “Quantitative assessment of distant recurrence risk in early stage breast cancer using a nonlinear combination of pathological, clinical and imaging variables.” J Biophotonics, June 23, 2020, e201960235. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201960235.

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