Dr Jesse Berry

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, clinical scholar at USC Roski Eye Institute Associate Director of Ocular Oncology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Jesse L. Berry, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in ocular oncology. She received her undergraduate and medical degree from Harvard University in Massachusetts. Following her ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California, she was the Assistant Chief of Service at the Los Angeles County Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Ocular Oncology at USC and CHLA and actively treats patients with retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, intraocular and ocular surface tumors. Dr. Berry is active academically within the broader field of ophthalmology and ocular oncology. She is the Executive Secretary for the International Society of Ocular Oncology and was the conference president for the biennial meeting in Los Angeles in 2019. She is an active advocate for mentorship and opportunities for young ophthalmologists. As such, she is a member of the Young Ophthalmologist committee through the American Academy of Ophthalmology and co-leads the committee for young ophthalmic oncologists and pathologists (YOOPs). Dr. Berry is active within the Women in Ophthalmology organization and is the founder of WOO, Women in Ocular Oncology. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Berry studies outcomes for retinoblastoma, melanoma and other tumors. Her main interest is the development of the aqueous humor as a liquid biopsy for retinoblastoma and other intraocular disease. She was awarded a K08 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health in 2018 to further study this. In 2019 she was promoted to Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Clinical Scholar, a special distinction provided by USC.

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uveal melanoma
ocular oncology
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Work experience

Jan 2019 - Present

USC Roski Eye Institute

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, clinical scholar

Jul 2014 - Present

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

Associate Director of Ocular Oncology

Jul 2014 - Jan 2019

USC Eye Institute

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

ocular oncology fellow

Jul 2012 - Jul 2013

Doheny Eye Institute

Assistant Chief of Service


2004 - 2008

harvard medical school

Medical Degree, medicine

Medical school

Board Certified

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