Jesse Lee Berry, MD

Anterior Segment Diseases, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Accepting New Patients

Locations

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1500 San Pablo Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033
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7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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1441 Eastlake Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90089
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7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English
Gender
Female
About Jesse Lee Berry , MD

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 Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Surgery and Director of Ocular Oncology at the Vision Center, CHLA. Dr. Berry actively treats patients with retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, intraocular and ocular surface tumors. She is active academically within the broader field of ophthalmology and ocular oncology. She is the Vice President for the International Society of Ocular Oncology and was the conference chair 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. In 2021 she was awarded the prestigious USC Faculty Mentoring Award. She currently holds the USC Berle & Lucy Adams Chair in Cancer Research.

 

Experience

Specialties
  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Focus
Ocular Oncology/Eye Cancer including Conjunctival Tumors, Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia, Conjunctival Melanoma, Primary Acquired Melanosis, Iris Tumors, Iris Melanoma, Intraocular Tumors, Ciliary Body Tumors, Uveal Melanoma, Intraocular Lymphoma, Vitreoretinal Lymphoma, Uveal Lymphoma, Choroidal, Iris and Conjunctival Nevi
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Clinical Scholar; USC Berle and Lucy Adams Chair in Cancer Research

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • CIGNA
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

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  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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