Cheryl Pegus, M.D., M.P.H., is SVP, Health Care Services and Chief Medical Officer at Cambia Health Solutions and leads the strategy for Cambia’s enterprise and regional health plan business.
Prior to joining Cambia, she served as President of Caluent, a health care data analytics company. Dr. Pegus led the expansion of Walgreen Co.’s health care services, product launches and data analytics as their first Chief Medical Officer, served as Aetna’s Head of Clinical Products and as General Manager and Chief Medical Officer of SymCare Personalized Health Solutions, a diabetes care management company. Early in her career, she acted as Medical Director for the Cardiovascular Risk Factors Group at Pfizer.
Dr. Pegus serves as Board Chair for the Association of Black Cardiologists, and as a board member with Tactile Medical (Nasdaq: TCMD) and US Acute Care Solutions, a Welsh-Carson portfolio company. She is a past President of the American Heart Association Founder’s Affiliate, past Chair of the PCORI’s Health Delivery and Disparities Research Advisory Panel, and past board member with the Care Continuum Alliance and Aetna Foundation.
She has published many peer-reviewed studies, presented at national and international conferences and has also published the healthy cookbook series, Everyone Eats. Dr. Pegus received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, her medical doctorate from Weill Cornell Medical College and her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In 2000 she established a scholarship at Weill Cornell Medical College for minority students. She’s recognized as a leader for her extensive work across health care domains in utilizing data-driven solutions to improve community health.