Dr. Cantu is a neurosurgeon who has been practicing for 40 years. Currently he is not doing brain or spine surgery but continues with outpatient surgery.

Dr. Cantu is a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Dr. Cantu serves as the Chief of the Neurosurgery Service at Emerson Hospital in Concord as well as Chairman Department of Surgery at Emerson.

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Dr. Cantu has been studying and researching the topic of concussion for over 30 years and has lectured during that time on head injuries and concussions.

Dr. Cantu is the Co-Director Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Dr. Cantu is the Senior Advisor to the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee

Member/Co-Chair Equipment and Rules Committee NFLPA Mackey/White TBI Committee

Dr. Cantu is Co-Founder and Chairman Medical Advisory Board Sports Legacy (SLI) Institute, Waltham, MA

Dr. Cantu is the Director, Service of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA

Dr. Cantu is Adjunct Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Medical Director, National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Cantu is the Co-Director, Neurological Sports Injury Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Cantu is the Neurosurgery Consultant for the Boston College Eagles and the Boston Cannon’s Lacrosse teams

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Dr. Cantu serves as an expert witness for legal cases in the area of head and spine injuries.


Dr. Cantu has a jazz band, “Colonial Jazz” and also plays with the group “The Stompers”. Colonial Jazz is a five piece jazz band. Dr. Cantu plays trumpet, coronet, valve trombone, and flugelhorn.

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