10187-Cantor, Louis
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Louis B. Cantor, MD

Jay C. & Lucile L. Kahn Professor Emeritus of Glaucoma Research and Education

Bio

Louis B. Cantor, MD, is the Jay C. and Lucile L. Kahn Professor of Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and graduate medical education at Indiana University and was an ophthalmology resident at Indiana University, graduating in 1984. In 1985, he completed his glaucoma fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia under the direction of George L. Spaeth, MD.

Dr. Cantor joined the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology as director of the Glaucoma Service in 1985. From 1986 through 1989, Dr. Cantor also served as chief of Ophthalmology at Eskenazi Memorial Hospital, now Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). From 1996 until 2006, he served as director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program for the department. In 1999, he attained the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Cantor also served as chair for the department from 2009 - 2017.

Dr. Cantor is a frequent invited lecturer and has presented several named lectureships. He is the recipient of multiple grants and has published more than 100 abstracts and 80 peer reviewed publications.

Dr. Cantor was appointed Senior Secretary for Education for the American Academy of Ophthalmology in January 2013. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Association, the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and other professional organizations. In addition, Dr. Cantor serves as an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has served as a scientific advisor and reviewer for many ophthalmology publications, including Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma and others.

Titles & Appointments

  • Jay C. & Lucile L. Kahn Professor Emeritus of Glaucoma Research and Education
  • Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology
  • Education
    1985 FEL Wills Eye Hospital (Philadelphia)
    1984 RES Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis)
    1980 MD Indiana University
    1976 BA Indiana University
  • Research

    Dr. Cantor's research interests include glaucoma laser therapy; glaucoma surgical therapy; glaucoma pharmaceutical and biomedical research; anterior segment surgery; and cataract surgery. 

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    American Academy of Ophthalmology, Society of the Heed Fellows
    American Medical Association
    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Editorial Board for Survey of Ophthalmology
    Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Ophthalmological Associate, Prevent Blindness America, Inc.
    Spaeth Glaucoma Fellows Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology
  • Awards
    Org: The Heed Society
    Desc: Heed Fellowship
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Desc: Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Program Examination
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology
    Desc: Professor of the Year
    Scope: University
    Date:
    Org: Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology
    Desc: Ophthalmologist of the Year
    Scope: State
    Date:
    Org: Indianapolis Business Journal
    Desc: Nominated Rising Star
    Scope: State
    Date:
    Org:
    Desc: Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: North Central High School
    Desc: Elected to Alumni Hall of Fame
    Scope: Local
    Date:
    Org: Prevent Blindness of Indiana
    Desc: Visionary Service
    Scope: State
    Date:
    Org: Jay C. and Lucile L. Kahn
    Desc: Professor of Glaucoma Research and Education
    Scope: University
    Date:
    Org: American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Desc: Senior Achievement
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Desc: Achievement
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: Otis R. Bowen, MD
    Desc: Distinguished Leadership
    Scope: State
    Date:
    Org: Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology
    Desc: Ophthalmologist of the Year
    Scope: State
    Date:

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