Tampa General Hospital to Establish Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula Men’s Center with $6.5 Million Gift from Family | Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital to Establish Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula Men’s Center with $6.5 Million Gift from Family

Published: Apr 10, 2024

The Center’s name reflects the Chivukula’s generosity and passion for health and wellness.

Tampa, FL (April 10, 2024) – Tampa General Hospital (TGH) revealed plans this week for a new center focused on men’s health made possible with the generous contribution of Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula to the TGH Foundation.

The Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula Men’s Health Center, named in recognition of the couple’s $6.5 million donation, is an excellent complement to the highly successful USF’s Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center, which opened in 2019 and is driven by a meaningful partnership between TGH and USF Health. The Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula Men’s Health Center will provide seamless, coordinated, comprehensive primary and preventive care for male patients, just as the Muma Center focuses on women’s health. Services will be available to members of the Chivukula Health Center and tailored to the needs of each individual patient, offering annual visits with providers, as well as priority access for urgent, acute, and chronic health care needs.

“With the generous support of the Chivukulas, we’re able to increase access to world-class care for men across the Tampa Bay region,” said Tampa General Hospital president and CEO John Couris. “At the Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula Men’s Health Center, like at the Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center, our patients can gain access to timely appointments and test results, as well as care coordination for those who need to see a specialist or schedule a surgery.”

Tampa General is currently evaluating locations and developing plans for the new center. Construction on the Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula Men’s Health Center is expected to begin in the next couple of months, with plans to open in 2025.

The $6.5 million contribution marks the first donation to TGH Foundation from the Chivukula family. The couple is passionate about health and wellness and sees this investment as an opportunity to increase access to world-class care.

“Personal wellness and life longevity are of utmost importance to us. With this investment, we’re encouraging others to seek care at Tampa General and benefit from the world-class providers available right here in our own community,” said Dr. Jagadamba and Krishna Chivukula.

Krishna Chivukula is Chairman of the Board and Founder of INDO-MIM, a leading global supplier of Metal Injection Molded products with locations in the US, India, and Europe. Dr. Jagadamba Chivukula is a retired neonatal physician. They recently moved to the Tampa Bay region from Princeton, New Jersey.

“We are extremely honored to partner with the Chivukula family as they make their first gift to Tampa General. Much like the impact of the Muma Women’s Center, this investment truly elevates the standard of care we can provide to our male patients. It also ensures that we can offer high quality holistic care - just in the way this family so proudly prioritizes,” said Frann Leppla, vice president and chief philanthropy officer at the TGH Foundation.