Mr. Cantu is a member of The State Bar of Texas, American Health Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, Texas Judicial Foundation, The General Counsel Forum and The Leadership Institute. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Easter Seals Greater Houston and the American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter. He served as Commissioner for the Texas Real Estate Commission from 1999-2006.

Prior to working at Houston Methodist, Mr. Cantu was a Partner at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. law firm where he represented a wide array of providers in the health care industry including hospitals in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors; specialty hospitals; ambulatory surgery centers and management companies; diagnostic imaging companies; durable medical equipment companies; and physician groups. Mr. Cantu has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law.