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Biography

Cheryl Pegus

Director

Cheryl Pegus, M.D., M.P.H is President of Caluent, LLC, a healthcare advisory company. She is a Director and Strategic Advisor of Glytec, a glycemic clinical software organization and Director and Strategic Advisor of HealthFleet, an e-health company. Dr. Pegus is also the President of the American Heart Association (AHA) Founder's Affiliate.

Dr. Pegus has more than 20 years of clinical practice and industry experience. Previously she was the Chief Medical Officer for Walgreens, responsible for Clinical Affairs, Clinical Quality, Outcomes and Analytics, Employee Health and Wellness, and Clinical Sales. She 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, responsible for developing, prioritizing and articulating the company's clinical product strategy. 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 a member of the board of directors of the Founder's Affiliate of the American Heart Association. In addition, Dr. Pegus is a member of the Dean's Circle at Weill Cornell Medical College, sits on the editorial advisory board of Disease Management Advisor , 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.

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 recently published the healthy cookbook, Everyone Eats.