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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

Greenup, Rachel A., Christel Rushing, Laura Fish, Brittany M. Campbell, Lisa Tolnitch, Terry Hyslop, Jeffrey Peppercorn, et al. “Financial Burden Related to Decisions for Breast Cancer Surgery.” In Journal of Womens Health, 27:1422–23. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Greenup, Rachel Adams, Christel Rushing, Laura Fish, Terry Hyslop, Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Yousuf Zafar, Evan Myers, and Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang. “The costs of breast cancer care: Patient-reported experiences and preferences for transparency.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:207–207. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.30_suppl.207.

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Lane, Whitney, Christel Rushing, Daniel Nussbaum, Dan G. Blazer, and Rachel Adams Greenup. “The quality of breast cancer quality measures.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:108–108. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.30_suppl.108.

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Tamirisa, Nina, Samantha M. Thomas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Rachel A. Greenup, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Axillary Nodal Evaluation in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients: Potential Effects on Treatment Decisions and Survival.” In Ann Surg Oncol, 25:2890–98, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6595-2.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Samantha M. Thomas, Whitney O. Lane, Jonah P. Orr, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Rachel A. Greenup, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Evolving Patterns of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction by Race/Ethnicity: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Analysis from 1998 to 2014.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 227:S207–S207. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.07.453.

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Park, Tristen S., Samantha M. Thomas, Laura H. Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Jennifer K. Plichta, Rachel C. Blitzblau, Cecilia T. Ong, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Rachel A. Greenup. “The Association of Extent of Axillary Surgery and Survival in Women with N2-3 Invasive Breast Cancer.” Ann Surg Oncol 25, no. 10 (October 2018): 3019–29. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6587-2.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Nina Tamirisa, et al. “The Clinical Significance of Breast-only and Node-only Pathologic Complete Response (pCR) After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT): A Review of 20,000 Breast Cancer Patients in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).” Ann Surg 268, no. 4 (October 2018): 591–601. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002953.

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Ong, Cecilia T., Brittany M. Campbell, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Jeremy Force, et al. “Metaplastic Breast Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in 2500 Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of a National Oncology Database.” Ann Surg Oncol 25, no. 8 (August 2018): 2249–60. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6533-3.

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Plichta, Jennifer Kay, Samantha M. Thomas, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Oluwadamilola Motunrayo Fayanju, Rachel Adams Greenup, Laura Horst Rosenberger, Gretchen Genevieve Kimmick, Terry Hyslop, and Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang. “Restaging de novo metastatic breast cancer to refine prognostic estimates.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:e13083–e13083. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e13083.

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Tamirisa, Nina Prabha, Hannah Vernia, Samantha M. Thomas, Kelly E. Westbrook, Rachel Adams Greenup, Jennifer Kay Plichta, Laura Horst Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang, and Oluwadamilola Motunrayo Fayanju. “The impact of chemotherapy sequence on survival in node-positive invasive lobular carcinoma.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:587–587. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.587.

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