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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

Research summary

Dr. Shelley Zieroth’s research focuses on heart failure, particularly through clinical trials aimed at improving patient outcomes. She investigates new treatments, including food-derived bioactives, and serves as a principal investigator, national lead, or executive committee member for various heart failure clinical trials.

Research interests

  • Clinical trials
  • Heart failure

Research affiliations


Brief bio

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

Dr. Zieroth earned her medical degree at the University of Manitoba, where she also completed her training in internal medicine and cardiology. She completed her postdoctoral clinical fellowship in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant at Toronto General Hospital.

She has been involved in numerous heart failure clinical trials and is a past president of the Canadian Heart Failure Society. She contributes to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Primary Panels for both heart failure and heart transplant guidelines. Dr. Zieroth co-chairs Canada’s largest annual heart failure meeting, HF Update, and serves as the Scientific Planning Committee Chair for the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

Dr. Zieroth is an advocate for the use of social media to access clinical trial data and medical education, promoting the #cardiotwitter hashtag. She is also a global supporter and sponsor of women in medicine and cardiology, working with national and provincial patient advocacy groups to improve heart failure care.


Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba


  • Postdoctoral clinical fellow, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (2004-2006)
  • American Board Certification, cardiology (2004)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, cardiology (2004)
  • Cardiology residency, University of Manitoba (2001-2004)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, internal medicine (2002)
  • American Board Certification, internal medicine (2001)
  • Internal medicine residency, University of Manitoba (1998-2001)
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (1999)
  • Doctor of medicine, University of Manitoba (1998)
  • Bachelor of science in medicine, University of Manitoba, department of medical microbiology (1996)
  • Master of science student, University of Manitoba, department of medical microbiology (1993-1994)
  • Bachelor of science (major in microbiology), University of Manitoba (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, The Transplantation Society, 2014


  • Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS), 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
  • Nomination for Best Teaching in a Small Group, Manitoba Medical Students Association (Class of 2019), University of Manitoba, 2015-2016
  • Second Place Award, WRHA Quality and Patient Safety Week, Nurse Practitioner Managed Post Hospital Discharge Transition Clinic, co-recipient Estrellita Estrella Holder, 2016
  • Nomination for Excellence in Teaching, Manitoba Medical Students Association, University of Manitoba, 2009-2010

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