Dr. Cheryl Pegus will be taking over as executive vice president for Walmart’s Health and Wellness division.
In her new role, Pegus will be responsible for developing the retailer’s strategy and vision for health care and overseeing its full health and wellness enterprise. She will report to Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Pegus to the Walmart family to advance our efforts to continue exploring healthcare solutions for customers and associates, and helping Americans live better – and healthier,” Furner said in a statement. “She is an exceptional leader who will help us deliver care of the highest quality that people can receive at the right time, regardless of insurance coverage. This has never been more important as it is now, while the pandemic continues to put a strain on our healthcare system.”
Most recently, Pegus served as president of consumer health solutions and chief medical officer for Cambia Health Solutions. She has also worked as a cardiologist in private practice, as well as the first chief medical officer for Walgreens. Pegus has held positions at Pfizer and Aetna.
As the executive vice president for health and wellness, Pegus will be over more than 4,700 pharmacies and more than 3,400 Vision Centers, as well as Walmart Health Centers, the company’s digital health initiatives and Walmart Insurance Services, LLC.
“I am humbled to be joining the Walmart organization and for the opportunity to partner internally and externally to build upon existing initiatives for accessible and affordable care for associates and the communities we serve,” Pegus said.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.She earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College.
Pegus is slated to begin her new role on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.