ABC Board Member
Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY


Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH is the Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, Associate Chair, Clinical Innovation at NYU Langone Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Population health at NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Pegus has more than 20 years of clinical practice and industry experience. She was the first Chief Medical Officer for Walgreens and served as the General Manager and Chief Medical Officer for SymCare Personalized Health Solutions, Inc., a J&J start-up company, which provides wireless care management solutions utilizing remote monitoring, now part of the $2.6 billion J&J Diabetes Franchise. Prior to joining SymCare in 2007, she was the Head of Clinical Products for Aetna’s Medical Products Business Unit. Former positions at Aetna include National Medical Director, Clinical Program Development/Design and Marketing for Aetna’s Member Advantage programs, and National Medical Director for Women’s Health. Early in her career, she served as the Medical Director for the Cardiovascular Risk Factors Group at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in New York.

She is on the board of the American Heart Association Founder’s Affiliate, a member of the Dean’s Circle at Weill Cornell Medical College, sits on the editorial advisory board of Disease Management Advisor, is currently a member of the PCORI advisory panel on Addressing Disparities, was a Founding Board member of the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) Obesity Taskforce and is a past board member of the Care Continuum Alliance and Aetna Foundation.

Dr. Pegus is a board-certified physician with subspecialty training in cardiology. She received an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health, an MD from Cornell University Medical College, completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell and practiced internal medicine and cardiology. She has published many peer-reviewed studies and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Pegus has also published the healthy cookbook series, Everyone Eats.