An internationally recognized educator, clinician and researcher in glaucoma, Dr. Cantor succeeds Robert D. Yee, M.D., the Merrill Grayson Professor of Ophthalmology, who had served as department chair since 1987.
Dr. Cantor, who is the Jay C. and Lucile L. Kahn Professor of Glaucoma Research and Education and professor of ophthalmology, received his A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1976 and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his internship at the St. Vincent Health Care Center, Indianapolis, his residency at the IU Department of Ophthalmology, and a glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Cantor joined the IU Department of Ophthalmology as the director of the glaucoma service in 1985. From 1986 to 1989, he also served as chief of ophthalmology at Wishard Memorial Hospital. From 1996 until 2006, he also directed the ophthalmology residency program for the department.
The department celebrated its centennial in 2008 and will begin construction of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute on the medical center campus this spring.