TEDMED Recognizes Its Partners

We thank our Partners, who not only help us power the 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 making the program accessible online for organizations on the front lines of health and medicine around the world via TEDMED Live – Partnerships are essential to driving TEDMED’s mission of shaping a healthier world.


The American Medical Association strives to improve the health of the nation by bringing the voice of the physician to the forefront of health care innovation in an effort to reinvent medical education, improve health outcomes, and enhance practice efficiency and professional satisfaction. For the AMA, better delivery of care means bringing bold initiatives and visionary partners together to meet the changing needs of America’s patients and physicians so that people live longer, healthier lives.

What if everyone had the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible?
What if every community made the healthy choice the easy choice?
What if the U.S. had the health outcomes it deserves?
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) aspires to find out.
For more than 40 years RWJF has invested in improving health and health care in the U.S. Today, we're working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that benefits all. Join us. 

What if, instead of a frantic race to cure disease after the fact, we can increasingly prevent disease before it strikes? At Stanford Medicine, we believe this is the future of health care. We call this vision Precision Health, and it is based on the simple idea that health care should be proactive and preventive, promoting health as much as it defeats disease. We at Stanford Medicine are leading this Precision Health revolution, transforming health care on a global scale.


Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology. Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.


Digitas Health LifeBrands connects today’s healthcare brands with 21st-century healthcare consumers and professionals under the credo “helping, not selling." Inside this digital-first agency, the social media practice designs social programs and campaigns to change behavior for better health through insight, technology, and creativity. With offices in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, and London, it is a member of the world’s largest healthcare communications network, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. As part of this elite network, Digitas Health LifeBrands is also a member of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group, second–largest media counsel and buying group, and a leader in digital communications.

As a creative collective, we embrace the power of “What If?” to disrupt conventional thinking. The monumental shifts shaping health and wellness are an invitation to embrace the possibilities of digital experiences, the personalization of healthcare, and the patient as priority. As healthcare advertisers, we welcome the opportunity to expand the conversation — and innovate for our client partners. We believe that by supporting a culture of “What If?”, we can create a healthier world.

We are TBWA\WorldHealth, the Disruption® company.

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 M 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 F. Farabow, Jr

Jon and Suzanne Ellenthal

Daniel S. Feldstein

Nancy Peretsman

Jose and Patricia Suarez


Interested in Joining TEDMED's Mission? Contact us at Partner@TEDMED.com.