Cambia Health Solutions has announced Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH, as Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pegus brings over 25 years of clinical practice and operational business experience to the company and will lead 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 and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. Prior to that, she led the expansion of Walgreen Co.’s health care services, product launches and data analytics as their first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pegus served as Aetna’s Head of Clinical Products and as General Manager and Chief Medical Officer with 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 brings a wealth of experience and a deep, personal commitment to transform health care for people and their families,” said Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. “Her focus on addressing care disparities, expertise in bringing solutions that meet people where they’re at and breadth of operational experience makes her the perfect fit for this important role. I look forward to partnering with her as we work to achieve our Cause to create a more person-focused, economically sustainable health care system.”
Dr. Pegus serves as Board Chair for the Association of Black Cardiologists, and as a board member with Tactile Medical and US Acute Care Solutions. Dr. Pegus was 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.