Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

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Myron B. Minko, MD ’76A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. The Myron Minko, MD Patient Library opened in October in the Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center area. Books, brochures and other resources are available, as well as a computer for patient and family use.

“I grew up with books, and I am an avid reader,” the late Dr. Minko said when establishing his planned gift. “It is gratifying to find a gift that matters as much to me as it will to the patients.”

Dr. Minko grew up New York City and learned to speak his native Ukrainian before he learned English.

“My studies at NYU led me to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where I found the teaching to be very strong. But even stronger was the time allocated for training,” he had said. “These formed the foundation that allowed me to pursue a successful career in medicine and psychiatry.”

Dr. Minko had been battling esophageal cancer and was a patient at the Cancer Center. He died Oct. 9, 2012.


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Boyhood friend
Dennis Fabrizzi
03-08-16  3:44:55 PM

I am heartbroken to find out that my friend Myron has passed. As the above stated were stickball, softball friends as we all grew up in Astoria NY. Such a nice human being. It's been over 40 years since we last saw each other and now I am glad to recall our friendship. May you rest in peace dear friend.

Boyhood friend
Donald Channing
10-18-15  8:57:16 AM

October 18, 2015

With great sorrow today I learned of Myron's passing. Growing up together in NYC we shared the excitement of stickball, baseball, camping, and fishing together. Myron enjoyed armature photography and as a gift to us he assumed the role of professional photographer for our wedding pictures. Probably unknown to Myron's family and colleagues, when we were both 19, Myron used my garage to hide his 200cc Yamaha from his strict father who forbid him from having a motorcycle! My sincere condolence to Myron's family and friends.


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