Daniel F. Evans Jr.

Senior Director - Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting


Dan Evans is a trusted advisor to health care and life sciences organizations. He is nationally recognized as a successful health care executive, healthy policy expert and community leader.

President & CEO at Indiana University Health

During his 13 years as president and CEO of Indiana University Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health centers, Dan’s vision led the health system’s expansion from three hospitals in downtown Indianapolis to a unified statewide health system of nearly 20 hospitals treating more than 2.5 million patients a year. Throughout Dan’s tenure, IU Health was consistently included in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Best Hospitals rankings, which also recognized IU Health as the No. 1 hospital in the State of Indiana.

Dan is well known in federal and state public policy communities as an advocate for health and wellness programs and high-quality, accessible health care. Drawing from an accomplished career as a health care executive, Dan provides insight into issues such as integrated health systems, academic health centers, payer-provider convergence issues, population health, value-based payments and digital health.

Health Care Legislative Advocacy

Dan has been deeply involved in numerous health care legislative initiatives, including advocating for the renewal of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0), which will be a model for expanding Medicaid nationally. He pushed for continued government funding of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program, which supports the education and training of much-needed future physicians. Dan also helped lead the development of the Strategic Research Initiative — a five-year, $150 million collaboration between IU Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine created to advance research and produce innovative treatments for patients with cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders.

Dan is a consulting professional within Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting practice.


Bar Admissions



Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (1976)

Wabash College

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana Biosciences Research Institute — Chairman and Member, Board of Directors
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership — Member, Board of Directors
  • BioCrossroads (Central Indiana Life Sciences Network) — Member, Board of Directors
  • University HealthSystem Consortium
  • Indiana Hospital Association — Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Health Information Exchange — Former Member, Board of Directors
  • IUPUI, Member — Board of Advisors
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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