Daniel Owens


Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital Smyrna


Mr. Owens serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital Smyrna. He leads overall operations of the 550-bed community-based and academic teaching hospital in midtown Atlanta and the 88 bed hospital in Cobb County.

After graduating from Emory, Mr. Owens joined The Emory Clinic working in primary care practices. During his 26+ years of service, he has held numerous operations and finance positions including: financial administrator for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, which had a $1.7 billion budget at the time; corporate controller for Emory Healthcare’s corporate finance department; director of operations for the Emory Center for Critical Care, where he was responsible for business operations for all ICUs at Emory hospitals (135 ICU beds); and senior administrator of the Division of Hospital Medicine, the largest academic hospital medicine program in the nation, with more than 115 hospitalists and 20 NP/PA providers at nine hospitals across the state of Georgia, including long-term acute care hospitals. Mr. Owens also directed business operations for the Emory Center for Palliative Care and General Internal Medicine (primary care).

Prior to being named CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown, Mr. Owens held the position of vice president at the same hospital, where he helped lead the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

Mr. Owens is an active leader and member in numerous health care organizations in Georgia and across the country. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Hospital Association and on the Board of the Alliance for Community Hospitals of Georgia. He is also an active member of the Central Atlanta Progress Board, Midtown Alliance Board, Atlanta Heart Walk Board and a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club.

Mr. Owens is an Atlanta native and holds degrees in economics from Emory University, a Master’s of Business Administration from Brenau University, completed a nine-month intensive executive course in Managing Healthcare Delivery at Harvard Business School, and is a Fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy.