Medical Advisory Board Members

Know The Glow is grateful for the ongoing support and  advice from these outstanding doctors, surgeons, and scientists. Their heartfelt expertise and unique insights helps drive our mission forward every day, saving children’s sight here in California and around the world. Their valuable perspectives are often featured on our blog, website and social media outlets, keeping us informed of the latest scientific breakthroughs in research and treatment for eye diseases.

Jesse Berry, M.D.

Dr. Berry is Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and the Assistant Director of Ocular Oncology at the USC Eye Institute at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Berry is Associate Residency Program Director for the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Ophthalmology Residency Program. Dr. Berry specializes in ocular oncology and has surgical expertise in cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is also the founder of WOO, Women in Ocular Oncology, and she is a member of the Society of Heed Fellows. Dr. Berry received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University in Massachusetts.

Chien Wong, M.D.

Dr. Wong is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London, U.K. With a super-specialization in complex pediatric vitreoretinal surgery and retinovascular diseases, he introduced novel surgical procedures that made GOSH the de facto U.K. surgical center for patients with this disease. Beyond the UK, he works closely with the Armenian Eye Care Project and is affiliated with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Royal Free Hospital.

Jonathan W. Kim, M.D.

Dr. Kim joined The Vision Center at CHLA in 2012 as the new Director of the Retinoblastoma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, having been recruited from Stanford Medical Center. Dr. Kim provides clinical expertise in the management of pediatric intraocular tumors, having trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kim is carrying on the legacy established by Dr. Murphree to develop new treatment modalities to save the eyes of children with retinoblastoma, and is actively engaged in new research translational research projects. Dr. Kim and the rest of the Retinoblastoma team are dedicated to providing the best clinical care in the world to children afflicted with retinoblastoma.

Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D.

Dr. Shaw is a professor of chemistry at Baylor University. Bryan’s oldest son Noah is a survivor of bilateral retinoblastoma. Noah’s experience inspired Bryan and his colleagues at Baylor to create the free smartphone app CRADLE (short for: ComputeR Assisted Detector of LEukocoria). Also known as “The White Eye Detector,” CRADLE allows parents and clinicians to examine children for leukocoria using a cell phone. CRADLE has been used across the world—from big cities in Germany to small villages in Guatemala—to initiate the diagnoses of retinoblastoma, Coats’ disease, cataract, myelin retinal nerve fiber layer, and refractive error. CRADLE helps parents know The Glow!

Paul T. Urrea, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Urrea is a Board Certified Eye Surgeon in practice in Los Angeles, California. He received his college education at Yale University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a masters degree in Health Planning and Policy Analysis from the UCLA School of Public Health.

Dr. Urrea did his medical internship at the Los Angeles County General Hospital, and received specialty training in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute and the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Urrea returned to UCLA to receive additional sub-specialty training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Urrea is Medical Director of Soledad Eye Surgeons Medical Group in Los Angeles. In addition to providing medical care to his private patients, Dr. Urrea serves on the academic faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Urrea is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is an attending physician at various local hospitals, including Monterey Park Hospital and White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Urrea has co-authored numerous clinical articles and book chapters in the medical literature and, as a member of the medical school faculty, supervises young doctors in their surgical training, as well as provides lectures to practicing physicians about the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

Dr. Urrea is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been designated a “Top Doctor” by his physician peers in the “Guide to Top Doctors” listing top-rated physicians in America’s largest metropolitan areas. Dr. Urrea has also been selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Urrea serves on the board of directors of several community and professional organizations, including Medical Eye Services, the Eye Care Network, Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Center, the Doheny Professional Staff Association, Family Health Alliance Medical Group, and is past-President of the Legatus Pasadena, and the California Latino Medical Association. Originally born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, Dr. Urrea now resides with his wife and five children in Arcadia, California.