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Philanthropic Summary

Tampa Bay cardiologist, entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist Dr. Kiran C. Patel (Florida Trend’s 2018 Floridian of the Year) and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel, made philanthropic gifts totaling a record $75 million to help NSU advance health care in Florida and internationally. In honor of their tremendous commitment, three colleges within NSU’s Health Professions Division now bear the Patel name:

  • Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)
  • Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

Campaign Gift Highlights

  1. $50 million gift
    • Named NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine with support for equipment and the hiring of additional faculty and staff members in the Tampa Bay area, as well as an endowment to sustain operations in perpetuity
    • Named NSU’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences with an endowed fund for college and student scholarship support
  2. $25 million gift
    • Named NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine with an endowed fund for college and student scholarship support
  3. Additional Investment: $150 million in real estate and facilities in Clearwater, Florida
    • New development features a 325,000-square-foot medical education complex to serve as:
      • A new home for all NSU’s Tampa Bay regional programs
      • An additional site for NSU’s osteopathic medicine college

Disaster Relief Aid

Inside 36 hours, NSU President Dr. George Hanbury and Dr. Kiran C. Patel developed and executed a plan to provide immediate aid to NSU students, faculty and staff members reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Items provided via the transport of Dr. Patel’s plane included: hundreds of cases of water, batteries, tarps, flashlights, power packs, toiletries, t-shirts, crackers, canned goods, and paper towels.

“Seeing what is happening in Puerto Rico, and knowing that NSU has a regional campus on the island, I knew I had to do something to help,” said Dr. Kiran C. Patel. “I’m part of the NSU family and they are hurting; as a physician, a husband, a father – as a person – how could I not help?”

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