• Nationality: Japan


    Catches: Left


    Hometown: Yokohama, Japan
    Nickname: Ace-K
    Member of the TCHC from 2012-present

    In the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, where tradition seamlessly intertwines with innovation, there’s a name that resonates both in the world of sports and medicine: Eisuke Shimizu. A dedicated goalie in the hockey rink and a renowned ophthalmologist in the hospital, Eisuke’s journey is a testament to dedication, passion, and the pursuit of excellence in varied fields.

    Eisuke’s tryst with hockey began at a young age during idyllic summers at Camp Greylock, Massachusetts. While the serene landscapes of Camp Greylock have been a starting point for many, it was here that Eisuke was introduced to the world of ice hockey. Though he did not have the extensive background many of his peers might have had, Eisuke’s heart was set on one position – that of a goalie. This early passion, cultivated miles away from his homeland, found its roots deepened when he returned to Tokyo.

    Back in Japan, Eisuke’s hockey aspirations took shape during his high school years. It was during this pivotal time that he encountered the Tokyo Canadians Hockey Club, a meeting that would chart the course of his long-standing association with the team. Beyond the school team, Eisuke’s expertise as a goalie led him to serve as an instructor at NPO A.I.S.O., further cementing his commitment to the sport. It was only natural that he would eventually join the Tokyo Canadians Hockey Club, where he has been a stalwart for the past decade.

    However, Eisuke’s achievements are not limited to the icy arenas. Away from the rinks, Eisuke dons a different kind of protective gear: the white coat of an ophthalmologist. With affiliations to esteemed institutions like Keio University Hospital, Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic, and Yokohama Keiai Eye Clinic, Eisuke specializes in dry eye disease and refractive surgery, ensuring clearer vision for his patients.

    Beyond his clinical work, Eisuke stands at the forefront of medical innovation as the CEO of OUI Inc. This Japanese medical startup, through its pioneering technology, the Smart Eye Camera, aims to significantly reduce global blindness rates. OUI Inc.’s audacious goal to cut the world’s blindness by 50% is a testament to Eisuke’s commitment to creating a meaningful impact in the medical field.

    OUI Inc.: https://ouiinc.jp/en/top/

    Yokohama Keiai Eye Clinic: https://www.keigankai.com/english/

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