Graduation from medical school at 15 December 1952, the Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia. Award Holder Manoel Vitorino, with honors, because of high marks achieved in all subjects in the curriculum, initiated Carlos Bastos, from the school, a brilliant career.
In 1953 he was Instructor of Anatomy, in the Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health and at the same time, he apprenticed in the Surgical Clinic of the Clinical Hospital at Federal University.
Then, that is, in the years 1954 to 1956, did postgraduate studies in neurology and neurosurgery at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Professor José Ribe Portugal.
In 1957 he was Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia and remained in that role until 1976.
In 1958 he was accepted as full member, the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery and began at that institution, a number of participations in conferences, courses, lectures, symposia and round tables that the SBN dignified and enriched his enviable resume.
It is considered the pioneer of neurosurgery in Bahia.
"From humble beginnings, Bastos was a doctor, counselor and friend. His intelligence charmed everyone who had the privilege of living with him. He had a knack of being a doctor and knew to be cautious and compassionate with their patients. I am proud to have worked with him and be his disciple. I learned a lot from his teachings, I realized that the care of human life and ethical values are essential to the profession, "said Silvio Porto (Work cited).
Are actual words of Agenor Araujo, President of the II Joint-Meeting of Neurology Brazil / Germany: "Professor Carlos Bastos excel by their subtle way, diplomatic patronizing. Knew by heart all the details of patients' records. Being possessed of that rare gift, used to analyze the past, observe the present and envision the future "(ibid.).
He died on January 5, 2002, to immense grief of countless clients, friends and admirers.
Porto, Silvio - Carlos Lopes Bastos, a pioneer of neurosurgery in Bahia. Available in http://asp.sbn.com.br/boletim/2002-1/conteudo.asp?id=14. Accessed January 22, 2009.