Partnerships For A Healthier Tomorrow


We thank our Global Partners, who not only help us power a world-wide TEDMED event each year, but also enable us to have an impact in Health and Medicine year-round. From fueling our global event, to powering innovation in The Hive, to engaging our community on the Great Challenges of Health and Medicine, to sharing our program complimentary with academic, medical, and government institutions around the world via TEDMED Live – Global Partnerships are essential to driving TEDMED’s mission.


Guided by its mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health, the American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation’s physicians to provide safer, more efficient, and higher quality care for patients and communities. The AMA’s unwavering commitment to tap its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for the nation has endured for more than 165 years. 
When people are at their healthiest, they can achieve their full potential. At Abbott, we help people unlock all that life has to offer through the power of health. Through diverse perspectives across geographies, and through the most powerful technologies and partnerships, we advance innovations to help all people, in all aspects and stages of life.
Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science—bringing innovative ideas, products, and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest and most diverse medical devices and diagnostics company, the world’s sixth-largest consumer health company, the world’s fifth largest biologics company and the world’s eighth-largest pharmaceuticals company. 



Stanford Medicine, comprised of Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, is leading the biomedical revolution through discoveries that result in practical improvements to human health.  As profound and far-­reaching as the digital revolution, the biomedical revolution is resulting in an explosion of knowledge about life and how it works.  Breathtaking advances in imaging, genomics, bioinformatics, and stem cell medicine are offering up possibilities that were unimaginable just a few years ago. New tools that will allow us to not only heal disease, but to predict and prevent it, are finally within our reach.  This is more than just a revolution in science and health care - it’s a revolution in the human condition - and Stanford Medicine, amplified by the astounding intellectual and technological capital of Silicon Valley, is leading the charge.

At Stanford Medicine breakthroughs are being made every day.  From fueling disruptive innovation in order to solve life’s deepest mysteries, to building two new hospitals that will be models of what health care can and should be in the 21st century, we’re shaking up the science and practice of medicine to help families here, and around the world, stay healthy.


UC San Francisco is the nation's leading university exclusively focused on health. Now celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding as a medical college, UCSF is driven by the idea that when the best research, the best education and the best patient care converge, great breakthroughs are achieved. 

The birthplace of biotechnology, UCSF's faculty includes five Nobel laureates who have made seminal contributions to advancing the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cell research. All four UCSF professional schools  — dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy — as well as virtually all UCSF graduate programs, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, consistently rank among the best in the nation, according to the latest surveys by US News & World Report. The graduate-level university also leads the nation in biomedical research and is the top public recipient of highly competitive research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Together, this research, education and patient care contribute to UCSF's public mission of advancing health worldwide.


For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.

Impact Investors

TEDMED believes that at the current pace of innovation in health and medicine most of us will run out of time to create the lives we want for our children, for our parents, and for ourselves. The operating partners of TEDMED, Jay Walker (Chairman), Jose Suarez (CEO), Shirley Bergin (COO), and Jonathan Ellenthal (President), forged their TEDMED partnership very much as impact investors themselves -- their personal goals inexorably aligned with TEDMED’s mission to accelerate the pace of innovation in health and medicine. We thank our impact investors for joining us in this important mission:  

Ralph & Dorothy Bahna

Ian & Nancy Ashken

Jeff C. Tarr, Sr.

Richard Merkin, MD

Tan Sri Kok Thay "KT" Lim

Harry Peden, III

Joon Yun, MD

Ricardo "Ric" Elias

Joann M. Neth

Ford Franklin Farabow, Jr


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