Dr. Cheryl Pegus brings broad expertise to helping Cambia become a transformative health solutions company. She leads consumer strategy for Cambia's enterprise business, directing platform consumer services and personalized health solutions across the continuum of equitable health care. Cheryl focuses on delivering cost-effective, affordable care in partnership with the Cambia team and portfolio companies.
A trained cardiologist, Cheryl brings more than 25 years of clinical practice and operational business experience to the company. She’s recognized as a leader for her extensive work across health care domains and utilizing data-driven solutions to deliver measurable improvements in cost-effective, personalized health solutions. Her career includes a rich mix of clinical, pharmaceutical and health plan experience – with innovation as the common thread throughout her career. In 2019 and 2020, Modern Healthcare named Cheryl among the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. In 2019, she received the Chairman's Award of the American Heart Association in recognition of outstanding volunteer contributions.
Prior to joining Cambia, she served as President of Caluent, a health care data analytics company. Before that, she led the expansion of Walgreen Co.’s health care services, product launches, and data analytics as their first chief medical officer. Cheryl served as Aetna’s head of Clinical Products and as general manager and chief medical officer with SymCare Personalized Health Solutions, a digital diabetes care management company. Early in her career, she was the medical director for the Cardiovascular Risk Factors Group at Pfizer.
Cheryl serves as board member with Tactile Medical, Phreesia, US Acute Care Solutions, and the American Heart Association. She is also co-founder of A New Beat, an organization dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health and careers of women and under-represented minorities. She is the immediate past board chair for the Association of Black Cardiologists, past president of the American Heart Association Founder’s Affiliate, and past chair of the PCORI’s Health Delivery and Disparities Research Advisory Panel. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Cheryl received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. Her medical doctorate is from Weill Cornell Medical College, and she has a master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.