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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

Whitley, M. J., D. M. Cardona, D. G. Blazer, E. Hwang, R. A. Greenup, P. J. Mosca, J. Cahill, et al. “A Phase I Clinical Trial of LUM015: A Protease-activated Fluorescent Imaging Agent to Detect Cancer during Surgery.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 22:S11–12. SPRINGER, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Greenup, R. A., K. Houck, D. Sarma, A. Mackey, J. A. Sosa, J. Peppercorn, R. Blitzblau, and E. Hwang. “Importance of Hospital Volume and Treatment Facility on Early-stage Breast Cancer.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 22:S52–S52. SPRINGER, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Sarma, D., M. Worni, R. A. Greenup, M. D. Ryser, and E. Hwang. “The Impact of Socioeconomic and Geographic Factors on Ductal Carcinoma in situ Treatment.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 22:S55–S55. SPRINGER, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Worni, M., M. D. Ryser, U. Guller, R. A. Greenup, and S. E. Hwang. “Trends in Tumor Characteristics among DCIS Patients: A Population-based Analysis of 130,229 Patients.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 22:S49–S49. SPRINGER, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Nichols, Brandon S., Christine E. Schindler, Jonathon Q. Brown, Lee G. Wilke, Christine S. Mulvey, Marlee S. Krieger, Jennifer Gallagher, et al. “A Quantitative Diffuse Reflectance Imaging (QDRI) System for Comprehensive Surveillance of the Morphological Landscape in Breast Tumor Margins.” Plos One 10, no. 6 (2015): e0127525. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127525.

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Camp, Melissa S., Suzanne B. Coopey, Rong Tang, Amy Colwell, Michelle Specht, Rachel A. Greenup, Michele A. Gadd, Elena Brachtel, William G. Austen, and Barbara L. Smith. “Management of positive sub-areolar/nipple duct margins in nipple-sparing mastectomies.” Breast J 20, no. 4 (July 2014): 402–7. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.12279.

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Altomare, Ivy, Blair Billings Irwin, Yousuf Zafar, Kevin Houck, Bailey Maloney, Rachel Adams Greenup, and Jeffrey M. Peppercorn. “Physician experience and attitudes toward addressing the cost of cancer care.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32:6561–6561. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2014. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2014.32.15_suppl.6561.

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Womi, Mathias, Rachel A. Greenup, Aimee M. Mackey, Igor Akushevich, and Shelley E. Hwang. “Trends in treatment patterns and outcomes for DCIS patients: A SEER population-based analysis.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 32. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Greenup, R. A., K. Arbeev, I. Akushevich, A. Mackey, L. Tolnitch, and E. S. Hwang. “Incidence Patterns of Breast Cancer among Women 35 and Younger at Diagnosis.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21:S56–57. SPRINGER, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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