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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

Bahl, Manisha, Jay A. Baker, Rachel A. Greenup, and Sujata V. Ghate. “Evaluation of Pathologic Nipple Discharge: What is the Added Diagnostic Value of MRI?” Annals of Surgical Oncology 22 Suppl 3 (December 2015): S435–41. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-015-4792-9.

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Worni, Mathias, Igor Akushevich, Rachel Greenup, Deba Sarma, Marc D. Ryser, Evan R. Myers, and E Shelley Hwang. “Trends in Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.” Journal of the National Cancer Institute 107, no. 12 (December 2015): djv263. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djv263.

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Blau, Jared, Charlotte Gamble, Rachel A. Anolik, Laura Havrilesky, Rachel A. Greenup, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Combining Prophylactic Oophorectomy with Mastectomy Does Not Adversely Affect Surgical Outcomes: Results from the NSQIP Database.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 221:S113–S113. Elsevier BV, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.07.263.

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Holmes, Dennis, A. Colfry, Brian Czerniecki, Diana Dickson-Witmer, C. Francisco Espinel, Elizabeth Feldman, Kristalyn Gallagher, et al. “Performance and Practice Guideline for the Use of Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy in the Management of Breast Cancer.” Ann Surg Oncol 22, no. 10 (October 2015): 3184–90. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-015-4753-3.

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Pien, Irene J., Manisha Bahl, Kate J. Buretta, Rachel A. Greenup, Sujata V. Ghate, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Vascular Patterns on Preoperative Breast MRI Predict Ischemia and Necrosis after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 221:S120–S120. Elsevier BV, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.07.282.

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Whitley, Melodi J., Diana M. Cardona, Dan G. Blazer, Shelley Hwang, Rachel A. Greenup, Paul J. Mosca, Joan Cahill, et al. “Abstract SY36-03: Intraoperative molecular imaging with protease-activated fluorescent imaging agents.” In Molecular and Cellular Biology. American Association for Cancer Research, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.am2015-sy36-03.

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Bahl, Manisha, Jay A. Baker, Rachel A. Greenup, and Sujata V. Ghate. “Diagnostic Value of Ultrasound in Female Patients With Nipple Discharge.” Ajr Am J Roentgenol 205, no. 1 (July 2015): 203–8. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.14.13354.

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Greenup, Rachel A., Rachel Blitzblau, Kevin Houck, Janet Horton, Lynn Howie, Manisha Palta, Aimee Mackey, et al. “Abstract P1-10-02: Adjuvant radiation after lumpectomy: A cost comparison of treatment patterns in 43,247 women from the National Cancer Data Base.” In Poster Session Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs14-p1-10-02.

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Mowery, Yvonne M., Rachel A. Greenup, Kevin Houck, Manisha Palta, Janet K. Horton, Eun-Sil S. Hwang, Julie A. Sosa, and Rachel C. Blitzblau. “Abstract P1-15-10: Low utilization of hypofractionated radiotherapy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer in the US.” In Poster Session Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs14-p1-15-10.

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Nichols, B., J. Q. Brown, C. E. Schindler, L. G. Wilke, C. S. Mulvey, M. S. Krieger, J. Gallagher, et al. “Data for manuscript "A Quantitative Diffuse Reflectance Imaging (QDRI) System for Comprehensive Surveillance of the Morphological Landscape in Breast Tumor Margins",” March 3, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

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