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  • Professor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Department of Cardiology
    St. Boniface Hospital
    Y3014 – 409 Tache Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-237-2744
    Fax: 204-231-3006


Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba

Research themes

Heart failure

Research interests

Clinical trials


  • Heart failure
  • Clinical trials

Research affiliations


Dr. Shelley Zieroth is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Manitoba. She is also director of the heart failure and heart transplant clinics and head of the medical heart failure program for Cardiac Sciences Manitoba.

Dr. Zieroth attended medical school at UM and went on to train in internal medicine and cardiology at the same center. She completed her postdoctoral clinical fellowship, specializing in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant, at Toronto General Hospital.

She is involved in several heart failure clinical trials as a PI, national lead or executive committee member. Her area of research examines the efficacy of new treatments including food-derived bioactives, in heart failure.

She is past president of the Canadian Heart Failure Society and on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Primary Panels for both the heart failure and heart transplant guidelines.

She serves as co-chair of Canada’s largest annual heart failure meeting, HF Update and Scientific Planning Committee Chair for the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

Dr. Zieroth is actively engaged in social media and promotes #cardiotwitter for its rapid access to clinical trial data, publications, and free online access to medical education. It is through this engagement Dr. Zieroth has become recognized as a global supporter and sponsor of women in medicine and cardiology.

Her current passion is working with national and provincial patient advocacy groups and primary care to operationalize hub and spoke models of heart failure care.


Post-doctoral clinical fellow: advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant, program director: Dr. Heather Ross, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (July 2004 - June 2006)

American Board Certification, cardiology, Candidate number: 209323, (2004)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, cardiology, candidate number: 89699 (2004)

Cardiology residency, UM, (2001 – 2004)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, internal medicine (2002)

American Board Certification, internal medicine, candidate number: 209323 (2001)

Internal medicine residency, um, (1998 - 2001)

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, Licentiate number: 86795 (1999)

Doctor of medicine, UM (1998)

Bachelor of science in medicine, UM: department of medical microbiology (1996)

Masters of science student, UM: department of medical microbiology (enrolled September 1993 - August 1994)

Bachelor of science (major in microbiology), UM (1993)



  • Fellow Heart Failure Association (FHA), 2021
  • Fellow American College of Cardiology (FACC), (2019)
  • Fellow European Society of Cardiology (FESC), (2019)
  • Honorary International Fellow, Heart Failure Society of America (FHFSA), (2019)
  • Nomination, Women Leader in Transplantation Award 2014, The Transplantation Society


  • Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS): Oct (2016)


  • Nomination, WRHA Health Innovation Award for Health System Improvement, HF Care Map (2018)
  • HeartLinks Manitoba: Heart Transplant and VAD Patient Support Group, 10 year Certificate (2017)
  • Manitoba Medical Students Association (Class of (2019)), UM, Nomination for Best Teaching in a Small Group, Academic Year Teaching Awards (2015 -2016)
  • WRHA Quality and Patient Safety Week: Improving Access and Transition of Care: Second Place Award: Nurse Practitioner Managed Post Hospital Discharge Transition Clinic. Co-Recipient Estrellita Estrella Holder (2016)
  • Manitoba Medical Students Association, UM, Nomination for Excellence in Teaching, Academic Year Teaching Awards (2009-2010)

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada