Physician and author (B. 14th March 1925,
Bartın - D. 5th October 2010, Teşvikiye / Istanbul). His full name was Erol Tarık
Minkari. He was one of the most famous surgeons of
Tarık Minkari; with his own expression;
started primary school when he was 6 years old and when he finished the university,
he became a medical doctor at the age of 23. Minkari got married to Ayseli
Minkari in 1955 when he was 30 years old and became a father for the first time
when he was 31 years old. He became a surgery assistant professor and then
professor when he was 32 and 39 years old respectively. In 1992, he retired from
his faculty membership at
Prof. Dr. Tarık Minkari sometimes visited
The famous surgeon Tarık Minkari, known as
‘Virtuoso Surgeon’, died of respiratory failure in 2010 when he was 85 years
old and he was buried in
Minkari had 254 articles and 10 books related to medicine. He travelled to many places in the world and he was one of the founders of Gezginler Kulübü (T.N. Travelers Club). After retirement, he compiled literature, travel, humor contents and his memories into 25 books and got them published. Minkari, who regarded operations as ‘poems’, used his pencil as greatly as he used his ‘lancet’. He was the only person or one of the rare people who were alive when a lecture hall was formed on their names in Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty.
MEMOIR, TRAVELOG, HUMOUR: Keyfimin Sepeti (1992), Bir Cerrahın Anıları 1 (1993), Bir Cerrahın Anıları 2 (1993), Anılar Portreler Tören 1 (1994), Anılar Portreler Tören 2 (1994), Bir Cerrahın Anıları 3: Şaştım Kaldım (1994), Hoş ya da Boş (1995), Neler Gördüm Neler? (1995), Bir Cerrahın Anıları 4 (1995), Yetmişin Baharında (1996), Coştum Koştum (1996), Koç Tıp Bayramı (1996), Alaska Kıyıları ve Kanada (1997), Norveç Kıyıları ve Cerrah Çelebinin Anıları (1997), İçim İçime Sığmıyor (1998), Seviyorum Geziyorum (1998), İskoçya Gezisi ve Çeşitlemeler (1998), Süveyş Kanalı Malta Adası Çelebinin Bonbonları (1999), İnsan Dünyanın Mikrobudur (2000), Binbir Surat Binbir Anı (2001), Yılların Ardından (2002), Çelebi Hem Geziyor Hem Gülüyor (2002), Meraklının Anıları (2002), Cerrah Çelebinin Boncukları (2002), İsrail ve Amerika Gezileri (2002), Dalmaçya Normandiya Fas ve Cebelitarık Gezileri (2002), Çin ve Japon Gezileri (2003), Anılar Sevildikçe Coşar (2004), Avustralya Yeni Zelanda Gezileri (2004), Moskova’dan St. Petersburg’a Su Yolu İle (2005), Önce Bayılt Sonra Ayılt (2006), Mizah Zekanın Zekatıdır: Tarık Minkari Kitabı (2007), Antarktik Yarım Adası Amazon Nehri Key West Gezileri (2007).