Indian Americans, physicians Pallavi and Kiran Patel have gifted $200 million to Nova Southeastern University, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Tampa, Florida couple are the benefactors behind the Foundation for Global Understanding, a charitable organization founded in 2004 which aims to build healthy communities through education, health, and cultural programming. This largest ever gift and additional investment will enrich NSU`s ability to educate highly-qualified physicians and health care professionals who understand how the medical disciplines can and must work together. These future leaders will represent the cultural diversity of our region, our nation and our world so that they can better serve their patients and communities,” said NSU president Dr. George Hanbury. NSU dubbed the donation “transformational,” noting that it would advance health care in Florida and internationally, with a particular focus on multicultural and underserved communities, with a “patients first” approach.The Zambia-born Patels are founders of America`s 1st Choice Holdings of Florida Inc., the largest privately owned health plan in the U.S. Earlier, Kiran Patel – who is trained as a cardiologist – founded WellCare Health Plans, which he sold to a private equity firm for $200 million in 2002.Pallavi Patel is a pediatrician.