Louis B. Cantor

Louis B. Cantor, MD

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



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.


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Titles & Appointments

  • Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology