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Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH

Board Member

Portrait of Dr. Pegus
  • Medical School:
    Cornell University Medical College

Cheryl Pegus, M.D., M.P.H is president of consumer health solutions and chief medical officer of Cambia Health Solutions.

Dr. Pegus is also Chair of PCORI’s Addressing Disparities Advisory Panel, Incoming Chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and Immediate Past- President of the American Heart Association (AHA) Founder’s Affiliate.

Dr. Pegus has more than 25 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, providing wireless care management solutions utilizing remote monitoring for diabetes. 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 Medical Director for the Cardiovascular Risk Factors Group at Pfizer.

She is a member of the Dean’s Circle at Weill Cornell Medical College, is Medscape’s Editor-at-Large for Physician Wellness and Practice Management and a Faculty member of Medscape’s Physician Business Academy. Dr. Pegus was a Founding Board member of the National Business Group on Health’s  (NBGH) Obesity Taskforce and is a a past board member of the Care Continuum Allliance and Aetna Foundation.  She is currently a Board Member of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and has been recognized as a leader in pragmatically addressing gaps in care and cost across populations utilizing data-driven solutions.

Dr. Pegus is a board-certified physician with subspecialty training in cardiology. She received an M.P.H. from Columbia University School of Public Health, an M.D. 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.

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