Dr. Cantu-Morales' academic career started in his hometown of Puebla, Mexico where he obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP). During his lifetime in Puebla, he participated competitively in indoor volleyball, serving as the team captain and winning numerous titles.
He was ranked sixth place at the National Examination for Medical Residence in Orthopaedics which lead him to complete his residency training in Mexico City at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (National Rehabilitation Institute). He subsequently completed a one year Hip and Knee Arthroplasty/Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellowship at the same University. He is highly interested in the degenerative process of the Knee, Shoulder and Hip joints.
As a senior resident of Orthopaedics, he served as Chief Resident and completed a two-month external rotation in Shoulder Surgery at the Krakenhaus Agatharied in Germany. During his residency, Dr. Cantu-Morales was involved in several research projects which lead him to the presentation of his paper “Frequency and size of humeral and glenoid bone defects in patients with shoulder instability” at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans.
In addition to his studies, he loves to travel, spend time with his wife and friends, work out and enjoy the luxury of fine dining. He is a huge soccer and indoor volleyball fan, as well as an art cinema and rock music fan.
Dr. Cantu-Morales is currently undertaking a fellowship in Arthroplasty with Drs. De Beer, Williams and Winemaker.