Note of regret: prof. Dr. Roberto Figueira Santos

Bahiana expresses regret for the death of a former member of the Board of Trustees.


It is with immense regret that we, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, we communicate the death of prof. Dr. Roberto Figueira Santos, 94 years old. 

A doctor, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia in 1949, he was a professor, researcher, dean of the Federal University of Bahia, founder of the Brazilian Association of Medical Education, having dedicated much of his life to improving the quality of medical education and higher education in Brazil. In his long and fruitful career, he was also a federal deputy, governor of Bahia and minister of health. 

Prof. Dr. Roberto Figueira Santos left a legacy that will not fade with his death, as it is inscribed in the history of the Federal University of Bahia, in the history of the State of Bahia and in the history of Brazilian education, especially medical education  

Na Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública he also left his mark, having been a member of the Board of Trustees for many years, always active, participative and enthusiastic about the changes he accompanied and encouraged in the institution.  

Dr. Roberto Figueira Santos will be greatly missed by all of us. But it will remain forever in the memory of those who remain as an intelligent, cultured, sensitive, classical music lover, dedicated, competent and honorable man.   

To family and friends, our hug and our feelings.