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Adam Cantor




Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands



Texas Children’s Hospital Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor, Suite 510
Houston, TX 77030

Adam J. Cantor, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Ophthalmology 2021
Indiana University School of Medicine Residency Ophthalmology 2020
St. Vincent Hospital Internship Transitional 2017
Indiana University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2016
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Postgraduate Training Master of Biology Nondegree 2012
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (BSOF), Classical Guitar Performance and Biology, Minor in Spanish 2010


Dr. Cantor completed his undergraduate degree in classical guitar performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. While studying music, he completed his requirements for application to medical school and graduated from the Indiana University School of Music. He completed his internship at St. Vincent Hospital followed by ophthalmology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

As a resident, Dr. Cantor was inducted into the Gold Humanism Society and voted by the Indiana University Medical School Graduating Class of 2019 as the Resident Teacher of the Year across all specialties. He completed his fellowship in Comprehensive Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Texas Children’s Hospital at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Cantor manages all clinical aspects of pediatric ophthalmology as well as adult strabismus. He has focused most of his research on cataracts, glaucoma, and trauma in pediatric patients.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Member
American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Member
American Medical Association (AMA) Member
Gold Humanism Society Member
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) Member

Selected Publications

Cantor A, Plager D, et al. “Long-term efficacy of endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation in the management of glaucoma following cataract surgery in children.” Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (JAAPOS) 22 (3), 188-191 (2018).

Abburi C, Cantor A, Caballero S, Maturi R, Kern T, Grant M, March K, Gangaraju R, “Therapeutic Efficacy of Adipose Stromal Cells to Protect the Retinal Neurons and Vasculature in Rat Retinal Ischemia-reperfusion Injury Model.” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. ARVO Journals 54 (15). 4612 (2013).

Shoshani Y, Harris A, Shoja M, Arieli Y, Ehrlich P, Primus S, Ciulla T, Cantor A, Wirostko B, and Siesky B. “Impaired ocular blood flow regulation in patients with open-angle glaucoma and diabetes.” Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 40(7), 697-705 (2012).

Tobe LA, Harris A, Trinidad J, Chandrasekhar K, Cantor A, Abrams J, Amireskandari A, and Siesky B. “Should Men and Women be Managed Differently in Glaucoma?” Ophthalmology and Therapy 1 (1). 1-10 (2012).

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