Awards and Leadership

Nova Southeastern University Honors Donors After Historic Financial Gift


From left, Elaine M. Wallace, NSU-KPCOM dean, George L. Hanbury II, and Kiran and Pallavi Patel.

On September 25, an exciting new chapter in Nova Southeastern University's history was written thanks to the benevolence of the Patel Family Foundation and its benefactors from cardiologist Kiran C. Patel, MD, and his wife, pediatrician Pallavi Patel, MD of Greater Tampa, FL. Thanks to a $200 million commitment from the Patels, who are renowned in Florida for their philanthropy, community service, and entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University and the renamed Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM) will significantly expand its programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences.

The financial commitment, which includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million real estate and facility investment, will be used to develop a new 27-acre, 325,000-square-foot medical education complex that will be part of NSU’s new Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, FL. The campus will house an additional site for NSU-KPCOM, as well as NSU’s existing programs in the Tampa area.

“They wanted to provide a gift that would continue to help underserved populations, both nationally and internationally, for years to come. What better way than to donate to a college that is a leader in global medical outreach and focused on service to the underserved? This is a gift for humanity,” said Elaine M. Wallace, DO, MS, MS, MS, NSU-KPCOM dean.