DoctorsJesse L. Berry, MD

Jesse L. Berry, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Assistant Director of Ocular Oncology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Associate Residency Program Director for Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC+USC)

Department: Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialty: Ocular Oncology and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Treatment Expertise: Ocular Oncology, Melanoma, Retinoblastoma

Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Language: English, Spanish

Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Biography and Education


Jesse L. Berry, MD, 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 then completed a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles under the mentorship of Drs. Jonathan Kim and A. Linn Murphree. Dr. Berry is the founder of WOO, Women in Ocular Oncology.

Research Interests:

Evaluation of the aqueous humor for tumor-derived genetic information and its application to prognosis and precision medicine for retinoblastoma patients. Investigating new methods of chemotherapy delivery for the treatment of Retinoblastoma. Evaluating treatment outcomes for Retinoblastoma eyes. This includes evaluation of treatment outcomes after systemic chemotherapy and the elucidation of factors present at diagnosis, which contribute to final visual outcome in eyes treated for retinoblastoma.

Watch Dr. Berry discuss her latest research at the AAO 2017 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana!


  • BA, Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences, 2004
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Medicine, 2008


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2008-2009


  • LAC+USC, Ophthalmology, 2009-2012


  • CHLA, USC, Ocular Oncology, 2013-2014


Professional society memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009-present
  • Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, 2009-present
  • International Society of Ocular Oncology, 2008-present
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2012-present
  • Women in Ophthalmology, 2012-present
  • California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, 2011-present
  • Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology, 2011-present
  • Society of Heed Fellows, 2013-present


  • Harvard College Scholarship: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Scholar, 2000-2004
  • Malcolm Kinsberg Scholarship, 2000-2004
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship, 2002
  • David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies Grant, 2003
  • Nevil & Louise Ford Scholarship Fund, 2004-2008
  • Harvard Medical International Initiatives in Research Grant, 2005
  • Center for Eye Research and Education McCleary Grant, 2007
  • Department of Ophthalmology, USC, Medical Knowledge Award, 2011
  • Starr Schulman Fellowship, 2012
  • Department of Health Services Innovation Grant, 2012
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014
  • Society of Heed Fellows, 2013
  • University of Southern California Excellence in Resident Teaching Award, 2013
  • University of Southern California Excellence in Resident Teaching Award, 2014


  1. Berry JL, Cobrinik D, Kim JW. Detection and Intraretinal Localization of an ‘Invisible’ Retinoblastoma Using Optical Coherence Tomography. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2016 Apr;2(3):148-52.
  2. Berry JL, Shih G, Moysidis SN, Jubran R, Wong K, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Kim JW. Patterns of Subretinal Fluid Resolution in Group D Eyes Treated with Chemoreduction: Experience from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California. Ophthalmic Genet. 2016 Mar 2:1-4.
  3. Marvasti AH, Berry J, Sibug ME, Kim JW, Huang AS. Anterior Segment Scleral Fluorescein Angiography in the Evaluation of Ciliary Body Neoplasm: Two Case Reports. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan-Apr;7(1):30-8.
  4. Jacobsen BH, Berry JL, Jubran R, Kim JW. Orbital Recurrence Following Aggressive Laser Treatment for Recurrent Retinoblastoma. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2015 Dec;2(2):76-9.
  5. Zhu D, Berry JL, Ediriwickrema L, Wong K, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Kim JW, Jubran R. Long-Term Outcomes of Group B Eyes in Patients with Retinoblastoma Treated with Short-Course Chemoreduction: Experience from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2015 Dec;2(2):105-11.
  6. Browne AW, Dandapani SV, Jennelle R, Stevanovic M, Lee TC, Murphree AL, et al. Outcomes of Medium Choroidal Melanomas Treated with Ruthenium Brachytherapy Guided by Three-Dimensional Pretreatment Modeling. Brachytherapy. 2015;14(5):718-25. Epub 2015/06/16. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2015.04.010. PubMed PMID: 26073224.
  7. Berry JL, Jubran R, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Lee D, Kim JW. Low-Dose Chemoreduction for Infants Diagnosed with Retinoblastoma before 6 Months of Age. Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 2015;1(2):103-10.
  8. Liu W, Rootman DB, Berry JL, Hwang CJ, Goldberg RA. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Dacryoadenitis. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2014;132(8):993-5. Epub 2014/05/31. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.965. PubMed PMID: 24875129.
  9. Berry JL, Jubran R, Wong K, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Kim JW. Factors Predictive of Long-Term Visual Outcomes of Group D Eyes Treated with Chemoreduction and Low-Dose IMRT Salvage: The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Experience. The British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2014;98(8):1061-5. Epub 2014/03/29. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304411. PubMed PMID: 24671926.
  10. Berry JL, Jubran R, Kim JW, Wong K, Bababeygy SR, Almarzouki H, et al. Long-Term Outcomes of Group D Eyes in Bilateral Retinoblastoma Patients Treated with Chemoreduction and Low-Dose IMRT Salvage. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2013;60(4):688-93. Epub 2012/09/22. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24303. PubMed PMID: 22997170.
  11. Berry JL, Dandapani SV, Stevanovic M, Lee TC, Astrahan M, Murphree AL, et al. Outcomes of Choroidal Melanomas Treated with Eye Physics: A 20-year Review. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2013;131(11):1435-42. Epub 2013/09/07. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.4422. PubMed PMID: 24008431.
  12. Berry JL, Cuzzo LM, Bababeygy SR, Quiros PA. Unmet Need for Corrective Eyeglasses: Results from a Los Angeles County Hospital Survey. International Ophthalmology. 2012;32(3):245-50. Epub 2012/04/11. doi: 10.1007/s10792-012-9561-1. PubMed PMID: 22487855.
  13. Lee NG, Berry JL, Lee TC, Wang AT, Honowitz S, Murphree AL, et al. Sonoporation Enhances Chemotherapeutic Efficacy in Retinoblastoma Cells in vitro. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2011;52(6):3868-73. Epub 2011/01/29. doi: 10.1167/iovs.10-6501. PubMed PMID: 21273549; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc3109062.
  14. Graeber CP, Gobin YP, Marr BP, Dunkel IJ, Brodie SE, Bornfeld N, et al. Histopathologic Findings of Eyes Enucleated after Treatment with Chemosurgery for Retinoblastoma. The Open Ophthalmology Journal. 2011;5:1-5. Epub 2011/03/15. doi: 10.2174/1874364101105010001. PubMed PMID: 21399766; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc3052645.
  15. Brauner SC, Berry JL, Pye J, Lee EG, Rhee DJ. Effect of Saline Conditions on the Tensile Strength of Ophthalmic Sutures. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging : The Official Journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye. 2011;42(2):148-51. Epub 2010/12/02. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20101124-01. PubMed PMID: 21117584.
  16. Maki JL, Marr BP, Abramson DH. Diagnosis of Retinoblastoma: How Good are Referring Physicians? Ophthalmic Genetics. 2009;30(4):199-205. Epub 2009/10/27. doi: 10.3109/13816810903258837. PubMed PMID: 19852578.
  17. Maki J, Qualls M, White B, Kleefield S, Crone R. Health Impact Assessment and Short-Term Medical Missions: A Methods Study to Evaluate Quality of Care. BMC Health Services Research. 2008;8:121. Epub 2008/06/04. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-121. PubMed PMID: 18518997; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc2464597.
  18. Maki J, Kusakul S, Morley K, Sanguansak T, Seddon J, Hartung L, et al. The Effect of Glasses on Visual Function Following Cataract Surgery in a Cataract Camp. The British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2008;92(7):883-7. Epub 2008/06/26. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2007.132423. PubMed PMID: 18577636.
  19. Maki JL, Nesti HA, Shetty RK, Rhee DJ. Transcorneal Tube Extrusion in a Child with a Baerveldt Glaucoma Drainage Device. Journal of AAPOS : The Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2007;11(4):395-7. Epub 2007/04/06. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2006.12.057. PubMed PMID: 17409000.