Louis B. Cantor

Louis B. Cantor, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology




Louis B. Cantor, M.D., is the Jay C. and Lucile L. Kahn Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute 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, M.D.   Dr. Cantor joined the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology as Director of the Glaucoma Service in 1985.  From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Cantor also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Wishard Memorial Hospital (Indianapolis, Indiana).    From 1996-2006, he served as Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program for the department.  In 1999, he attained the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Cantor is a frequent invited lecturer and has presented several named lectureships. He is the recipient of multiple grants and has published over 100 abstracts and 80 peer reviewed publications 

Dr. Cantor was appointed Senior Secretary for Education  for the American Academy of Ophthalmology in January 2013.   Dr. Cantor 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.  He is an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has served as a scientific advisor and reviewer for many ophthalmology publications, including the journals, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma and others.


(317) 278-2651 

Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

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