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NSU Announces Transformational Gift from Patel Family Foundation

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Nova Southeastern University announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment will significantly expand its programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences, and be used to develop a new 27-acre campus for NSU in Clearwater, Fla. The Patels are renowned in Florida for their philanthropy, community service and entrepreneurship.

The commitment from the Patel Family Foundation includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million real estate and facility investment in a future 325,000 square-foot medical education complex that will be part of NSU’s new Tampa Bay Regional Campus, in Clearwater. The campus will house a new site for NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as its existing programs in the Tampa area.

Their transformational commitment will advance health care in Florida and internationally, with a particular focus on multicultural and underserved communities. The goal is to put patients first and integrate medical and health care expertise.

Their $50 million gift, one of the seven-largest to any Florida university in history, catapults NSU to more than 84% of its goal to raise $250 million by 2020 for its Realizing Potential philanthropic campaign.

This commitment will support the university in several ways, including:

  • The naming of NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, including support for equipment and the hiring of additional faculty and staff in the Tampa Bay area, as well as an endowment to sustain the operation of the college’s new location in perpetuity. The new osteopathic medicine site will increase the number of NSU’s graduating D.O. physicians from 230 to approximately 380 per year.
  • The naming of NSU’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, including an endowed scholarship fund for students.
  • The former site of Clearwater Christian College has been acquired by the Patel Family Foundation and will be developed into a 27-acre, NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus that will host a new osteopathic medicine site, as well as the existing programs offered by NSU in Tampa. Occupancy of all programs is expected to be complete in 2019. NSU’s current Tampa Campus includes several program offerings from the newly named Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and anesthesiologist assistant.

 For more details regarding the transformation gift, please visit www.nova.edu/PatelGift.