Teacher-free, since 1957, was one of the creators of medical residency in Bahia, and one of its greatest enthusiasts.
He headed the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UFBA. For a long time, it was substitute the Deputy Director of that college.
Deputy Director, and Director of the Spanish Hospital of Bahia, was one of the greatest expressions of Medicine of Bahia, in the second half of the twentieth century.
"It could have held positions of greater importance at the Federal University of Bahia and the State Government (Rector of the Secretary of State). His commitment to teaching, his dedication to clients and their excessive modesty and shyness did not allow inexcusable "(Thomaz Cruz, quoted work).
Despite these limitations, graduated from school. Many pupils and contemporaries have benefited from his teachings, which, incidentally, was a source of pride for all: Augusto Teixeira, Ernesto Simões Neto, Fernando Pacheco Kleber, Luiz Carlos Medrado Sampaio, Lisbon Jehorvan, Heitor Guimarães, Jorge Bastos, Paul Solano Eduardo Napoli, and many others.
Head of Gastroendocrinologia, Endocrinology and Pathophysiology of Nutrition, gathered around his person, large group of physicians and surgeons, making it arguably special reference in the field of endocrine surgery.
His modesty contrasted with the vanity of some luminaries of his time. Reports Rodrigues Thomaz Cruz, Sergipe renowned, former director of medical studies primate of Brazil, during his tenure, Professor. Didier Ferdinand Visco, recently retired, was appointed Professor Emeritus. His name was not voted because the nominee, despite repeated requests by the Director, he never had the curriculum.
Didier Fernando was known as "The Warrior". "Warrior, as a fighter. Always willing to help, support, preparing warriors "(ibid.).
He died early.
"The indomitable warrior fell to his feet. He worked until the day before. As wanted. He tried to hide the illness that took him until he could no longer to save the most loved "(Thomaz Cruz, quoted work).
Rodrigues da Cruz, Thomas - Profiles of My Appreciation. Salvador, 2008.