North America’s Only Museum Devoted to Surgery

The International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS) has been a unique part of Chicago’s vibrant cultural landscape since 1954. The only museum in North America focused on the art and science of surgery, the IMSS strives to enrich the lives of its visitors by enhancing their understanding and appreciation of medicine and health through its exhibits, collections, and programs. Together with our corporate partners, we can provide for our community and the public.

2020 Corporate Members & Sponsors

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Past Corporate Sponsors

Our Partners

Giving Back to the Community

Corporations that partner with the International Museum of Surgical Science share our values and believe in our mission. By becoming a Corporate Partner of the Museum, your company positions itself as a champion of public health education, while at the same time sustaining Chicago’s cultural vibrancy—a dual contribution to better quality of life in our great city.

Becoming a Corporate Sponsor

Become an International Museum of Surgical Science Corporate Sponsor. When you support the Museum, you support our rotating scientific, cultural and historical exhibitions, over 4,000 school children annually, and over 40,000 local and traveling visitors. Sponsors receive numerous benefits including free admission and exclusive access. Introduce your employees, associates, and executives to all IMSS has to offer!

Corporate sponsorship provides the opportunity for companies to:

  • To connect with students and visitors in the medical field and profession
  • Make a positive impact in their community
  • Raise funds to support our new and innovative exhibitions
  • Participate in outreach and education programs in the community

When you become a corporate sponsor with the International Museum of Surgical Science your company may:

  • Expand its reach and grow your customer base through access to a core targeted market of those in the medical field or related discipline
  • Drive awareness and loyalty of your brand through widespread visibility
  • Increase employee awareness about the history of medicine and surgery and create opportunities for team building

Create New Exhibitions with Us

Strengthen Branding: Link your name to a world-class museum in the eyes of healthcare consumers and professionals through the Museum’s exhibit materials including exhibit title panels, exhibit guides, website, reception invitations and promotional materials—all of which prominently credit exhibit sponsors. Moreover, an aggressive marketing and advertising campaign will leverage various advertising media in addition to partnerships with industry, health organizations and others to achieve maximum visibility. Upper-level sponsors also gain valuable advertising space in exhibit-related materials.

Enhance Image: Demonstrate your commitment to educating the public about the complexities and curiosities of the human body and solidify your position as a corporate leader by investing in a unique educational endeavor.

Provide Privileges: In addition to the opportunity to host public events and community programs, sponsors may receive complimentary use of the Museum’s historic lakefront mansion for private corporate events, such as dinners, receptions and meetings. Corporations have found these events to be a unique and effective tool for reaching customers, clients and employees, and for launching a new product or division. Other hospitality benefits include exclusive guided tours, complimentary admission passes and a discount in the Museum store.

Create Opportunities: The Museum’s development department will work with you to customize your sponsorship benefits to complement your company’s strategic marketing objectives and philanthropic priorities.

Corporate Sponsor Interest Form

Our Sponsors

Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics


Advanced Neuromodulation Systems

Akcea Therapeutics



American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators

American Massage Therapy Association

American Medical Association Foundation

American Pain Society

American Podiatric Medical Association Educational Foundation

American Physical Therapy Association

American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses


Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Foundation


Biomet Osteobiologics

Blackstone Medical

Cardinal Health

Cerner Corporation

Deputy Spine

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Elan Pharmaceuticals

Eli Lilly and Company

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Enhanced Vision

Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Fonar Corporation

Foundation of the National Lipid Association

Hermes Medical Solutions

Iacocca Family Foundation

Illinois Podiatric Medical Association

Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists

Integra Foundation

Knowledge Enterprises


Lipoprotein(a) Foundation

Medical Outsourcing Services

Medi-Nuclear Corporation

Medtronic Neurological

Medtronic Sofamor Danek

Medtronic’s Spinal and Biologics Business

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

North American Medical Corporation

North American Spine Society

OAD Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation


Radiological Society of North America

RS Medical

Science Care Anatomical

Siemens Medical

Society of Nuclear Medicine

Solstice Neurosciences


Toshiba Medical Systems

Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt Imaging

University of Chicago Medicine

Wright Medical


The International Museum of Surgical Science is a division of the International College of Surgeons, an authorized 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the IRS; charitable contributions are tax-deductible in the United States to the maximum extent permitted by law.