Shelley Wood joined theheart.org as a medical journalist in 2000. Born and bred in Vancouver, BC, Shelley did her bachelor's degree at McGill University in Montreal, QC and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and then completed her graduate degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia, specializing in health reporting. In January 2009, she took over as managing editor for heartwire.
Shelley was awarded the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Print Journalism Award in 2009 for her series, The Myxo ring mix-up. In 2010, she led theheart.org team to win the Online News Association Online Journalism Award in the category of Specialty Site Journalism (Independent). She lives in the Okanagan Valley - between the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges - in Kelowna, BC.