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 is actively shaping the limitless evolution of health care and enabling physicians to improve the health of the nation. Physicians have entrusted the AMA to advance the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health on behalf of patients for 170 years. The AMA is the premier national organization providing timely, essential resources to empower physicians, residents and medical students to succeed throughout their lives in medicine. Visit ama-assn.org. 

In celebration of its 150th anniversary and the launch of its new strategic plan for 2020, the Canadian Medical Association is proud to be TEDMED’s first Canadian global partner and to be embarking on this brand new adventure on the world stage. We believe that with bold innovation and active collaboration we can all move beyond limits and advance health and health care. 

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has invested in improving health and healthcare in the U.S. Today, we are continuing to do that by working with leaders across the nation to build a comprehensive Culture of Health, enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.


Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients.

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. To push the limits of what humanity can achieve, we support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.



Founders & Patrons

Our deepest gratitude and admiration to the co-Founders of The TEDMED Foundation, Dorothy J. Bahna and Jay S. Walker, who in 2016 catalyzed TEDMED as a wholly owned nonprofit with the generous support of our Patrons: 

Ralph Bahna (1942-2014)

Eileen Walker

Ian & Nancy Ashken

Jeff C. Tarr, Sr.

Tan Sri "KT" Lim

Dan Feldstein

Mark Brodsky

Ric Elias

Harry Peden, III

Ford Farabow (1938-2016)

Joann Neth

Nancy Peretsman

Joon Yun & Kimberly Bazar

Richard Merkin

Jose & Trish Suarez

Jon & Suzanne Ellenthal


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