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Craig Hisaka Memorial Fund

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It is with great pride that the doctors at Brookside Optometric announce that the University of California Berkeley, Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science is honoring our founding partner, Dr Craig Hisaka, by establishing the Dr Craig Hisaka Memorial Fund.

Dr Hisaka was the driving force behind the entire practice management program at the UC Berkeley which was designed to provide interns the necessary skills to be able to go into private practice upon graduation. His dream was that every intern be exposed to and learn the necessary skills they would need to transition from the academic environment of their education into the world of providing patient care in the private sector. Dr Hisaka eventually published a textbook regarding this subject and became only the 6th part-time faculty member to receive the title of Full Clinical Professor at the UC Berkeley, Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Due to the efforts and donations from Brookside Optometric, VSP, and Berkeley Optometry Alumni, the Dr Craig Hisaka Memorial Fund has been created in conjunction with the UC Berkeley, Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science.

The Fund will support the following:

  1. Provide scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership.
  2. Introduce students to various aspects of practice management through increased exposure to diverse practices throughout California to acquaint them with the professional and business tasks of joining a practice.
  3. Expand partnerships between the University of California, Berkeley, Hebert Wertheim School of Optometry with industry partners such as VSP to promote the growth of Optometry practices across California.
  4. To give students and alumni of the Berkeley Optometry School access to practice and business management resources highlighting the successful models, operating processes, cutting edge technology and industry innovations, which will drive the future of Optometric practice.

All of us at Brookside Optometric are thrilled that our friend, mentor, and partner has been honored in this way. This fund is a fitting memorial to a man whose passion for patient care and education were always uppermost in his mind. We are proud that his memory will live in in this fashion.


Anyone who was impacted by Craig and is interested in donating to this fund can reach out to:
Ciel Mahoney, Senior Director of Philanthropy
UC Berkeley Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
510.642.1877

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