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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Clinical Trials
  • General Cardiology
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Post Operative Cardiac Care in Hospital or OPD
  • Preoperative Evaluation of Valvular Disease
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Second Opinion
  • Stress Testing
  • Timing of Valve Surgery
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 47 Specialties +


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About Christine Jellis, MD, PhD, MBA

Christine Jellis, MD, PhD, MBA is a Staff Cardiologist who specializes in multimodality cardiac imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She sees patients at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus.

Dr. Jellis is Vice Chair of Operations for the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, along with Director of Physician Alignment at Cleveland Clinic. She is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and serves as the Professional Advancement Council representative on the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Board of Governors.

Specialty interests: Valvular heart disease, cardiac sarcoidosis, pericardial disease, diseases of the thoracic aorta, radiation associated heart disease, diastolic dysfunction, right heart dysfunction, endocarditis and cardiovascular imaging.

Experience: Cleveland Clinic cardiologists treat more than 20,000 patients and perform more than 100,000 heart imaging studies each year.

Success rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. For complete information about heart surgery outcomes at Cleveland Clinic, visit http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: A native of Australia, Dr. Jellis earned her medical degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She undertook her internship, residency and general cardiology fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, followed by a doctorate in cardiac imaging at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Jellis was a fellow in advanced cardiac imaging at Cleveland Clinic and joined the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute staff in July 2015. She graduated with her Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in 2024.

Publications and Research: Dr. Jellis has published more than 80 scientific papers in cardiology and cardiac imaging peer-reviewed journals and is a regular presenter at national and international medical conferences. Her primary research interests are in: valvular heart disease, cardiac sarcoidosis, pericardial disease, diseases of the thoracic aorta, radiation associated heart disease, diastolic dysfunction and right heart dysfunction in the setting of pulmonary hypertension.

About Dr. Jellis: “Cardiology is a dynamic field. In my practice, every day presents a new opportunity to work with amazing patients and colleagues to achieve the best possible clinical and research outcomes. The ongoing personal interaction and tangible results we achieve as a team are definitely the most rewarding aspects for me.”

Leisure activities: Outside of work, Dr. Jellis enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and gardening.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Business Administration
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - University of Queensland

Medical Education - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane, Australia

Fellowship - St. Vincent's Hospital
Cardiovascular Medicine
Fitzroy, Victoria,

Residency - St. Vincent's Hospital
Fitzroy, Victoria,

Internship - St. Vincent's Hospital
Fitzroy, Victoria,

Medical Education - Monash University
Clayton, Victoria,


  • Internal Medicine
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Specialty Interests

Valvular heart disease, cardiac sarcoidosis, pericardial disease, diseases of the thoracic aorta, radiation associated heart disease, diastolic dysfunction, right heart dysfunction, endocarditis and cardiovascular imaging

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christine Jellis, MD, PhD, MBA.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/21/2024, Dr. Jellis has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

195 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Very enjoyable visit. Dr. Jellis really cares and inspires.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Love Dr Jillis. She is very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Jellis and here team are world class in terms of care and thoughtfulness. They took the time to hear all my concerns and develop a care and prevention plan that best fit my needs.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

We think Dr. Jellis is wonderful and have total faith in her decisions! She involves us in her thought processes.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Jellis is great. She listens to me, doesn't rush me, values my input, and explains everything thoroughly. I like that she reviews and explains the results of all my tests.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr Jellis and her staff are highly responsive and extremely caring.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr Jellis is amazing and walks on water. I am extremely fortunate to have her as my cardiologist. She is a rare combination of competence, grace, humor and caring manner.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Jellis is a wonderful physician!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

The provider was clear and precise.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Jellis is second to none. She not only listens, but she hears what I saw. She cares about my quality of life and is a meaningful partner in my medical care.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I already have recommended her. She is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Jellos was excellent. I came for second opinion and will transfer my care to her. Both my husband and I liked her very much. She was very informative.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Jellis assistants and staff are exceptional

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Jellis is always pleasant, always listens and actually cares. We trust her fully.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Jellis is a very thorough care provider. She makes sure you understand what is going on and what you need to do.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Jellis is a wonderful doctor that carers for her patients. She is very into make sure my heart is being taken care of and by my team. Can not say enough about her. She is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Jellis was amazing! She was able to clearly define and explain the test results. I appreciate her attention to detail and kindness.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Jellis is amazing very compassionate and thorough

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Very concerned great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Doctor Jellis is excellent!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Jellis is the best doctor that I've ever had to go to. She is so personable and her knowledge is second to none.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

I feel very blessed to have Dr. Jellis as my cardiologist. She is very knowledgeable, thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Jellis is an exceptional physician. I come in from Texas to see her. She never rushes and always looks deep into my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Jellis is just the very best!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Doctor s phenomenal in every way. Finest physician I ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

You couldn't get any better love my doctor

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Fantastic Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I scheduled 6 months in advance. I had a family 99th (birthday out of town) come up 2 1/2 months before my appt and there were NO openings to re-schedule and no cancellations. It is the new norm everywhere - I know. I fear you will promote Dr Jellis and her availability for patients will be worse. This has happened to me w other Cleveland Clinic Drs.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Jellis is always very understanding and really explained things that I have been told at my other cardiologist and really wxplained so I could understand it. I thing the 5 hr drive was worth it.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Jellis was very nice, professional, incredibly smart, experienced and a great listener. I was impressed with her command of the issues having just read my information as provided from a different doctor's office. She gave a lot of great insight and shared her intuition and holistic thoughts about my situation. She offered a great plan and perspective and also tried to relate to my personal circumstances. She ordered some tests that were vital to getting the right information we needed to get a clear picture of my case. I felt very confident in her assessment and her guidance. We came for a second opinion and she offered a whole next level of insight and clarity. I feel very lucky to have her on my team there.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Jellis.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Jellis was very caring and thorough. She explained the plan going forward well and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Jelles is the absolutely BEST cardiologist I have ever seen at the Cleveland Clinic, and I have seen many over the past 17 years. She is better than just Very Good!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Jellis is the best of the best. I travel from Texas to have her manage my cardio vascular health.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Doctor Jellis was attentive and answered all of our questions. Overall, a very informative and extremely professional meeting. We always look forward to seeing Dr. Jellis.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Everyone who took care of me that day was courteous, friendly and professional. I especially appreciated Dr. Jellis taking the time to work me in later that day so that I would know the results of my echocardiogram before going home. She kindly went over parts of the film with me and explained things in a way I could understand but in no way was condescending. I have already told a number of my friends how excellent my visit was with her and her staff.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Jellis is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain test results.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Jellis is an excellent physician and professional, not only very knowledgeable but very human. I was very fortunate to have her as my main physician, she has been able to lead her care team to find a solution to my health and now almost all my symptoms have gone. Im another person thanks to Dr Jellis, I would highy recommend her to everybody needing cardiology help.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

*Dr. Christine Jellis is amazing! She makes sure all my appointments are booked for the same day so I don't have to make multiple trips. She has also called me, personally, to discuss tests & test results.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

*Dr. Christine Jellis is an exceptional doctor & person. I have an extremely rare heart condition. She is thorough, compassionate, easy to talk to & LISTENS! I wouldn't want any other doctor handling my care.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I am very happy with all of my providers at the clinic. (PCP, cardiologist, gastroenterologist, hematologist, etc.). They're all excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

She is great!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

The doctor's office was very accommodating and courteous.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

She's great

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