Rachel Adams Greenup MD, MPH

Rachel Greenup

Core Faculty

Rachel Adams Greenup, MD, MPH


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

MPH, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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.

Fayanju OM, Hollenbeck ST, Greenup RA. Oncologic Outcomes After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Jama Surg. 2020 Dec 1;155(12):1150–1.

Prakash I, Thomas SM, Greenup RA, Plichta JK, Rosenberger LH, Hyslop T, et al. Time to surgery among women treated with neoadjuvant systemic therapy and upfront surgery for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Nov 18;

Plichta JK, Ren Y, Marks CE, Thomas SM, Greenup RA, Rosenberger LH, et al. Surgery for Men with Breast Cancer: Do the Same Data Still Apply? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Nov;27(12):4720–9.