Jesse L. Berry

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Areas of treatment:

Ocular oncology


  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • English
  • Spanish

Jesse L. Berry, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Practicing location:

  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Jesse Berry is the Assistant Director of Ocular Oncology at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Berry is Associate Residency Program Director for the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Ophthalmology residency program. 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 then completed a fellowship in ocular oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles under the mentorship of Drs. Kim and Murphree. Dr. Berry is the founder of WOO, Women in Ocular Oncology. Her research endeavors focus on clinical outcomes of retinoblastoma and choroidal melanoma.


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


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2008-2009


LAC+USC Medical Center, Ophthalmology, 2009-2012


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 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
USC Department of Ophthalmology, 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