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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Post Operative Cardiac Care In Hospital Or Opd
  • Preoperative Evaluation Of Valvular Disease
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Screening and Testing
  • Second Opinion
  • Stress Testing
  • Timing Of Valve Surgery
View all 19 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
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • 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
  • 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

Christine Jellis, MD, PhD, is a Staff Cardiologist with specialty training 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.

Specialty interests: Cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, valvular heart disease, metabolic heart disease associated with diabetes and obesity, cardiac sarcoidosis, cardio-oncology, radiation associated heart disease, cardiomyopathy, 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 has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Reports since 1995, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. For complete information about heart surgery outcomes at Cleveland Clinic, visit

Education and Training: A native of Australia, Dr. Jellis earned her medical degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She undertook her internship, residency and  two years of her cardiology fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, followed by a third year of specialty fellowship training focusing on cardiac imaging at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland. She subsequently completed 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.

Publications and Research: Dr. Jellis has published more than two dozen scientific papers in cardiology and cardiac imaging peer-reviewed journals and made more than two dozen presentations about her research at medical meetings in Australia, Europe and the United States.  Her primary research interest is in cardiac imaging innovations and applications in specific heart conditions including cardiac fibrosis, diabetic heart disease and valvular heart disease.

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland,

Medical Education - University of Queensland

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,

Specialty Interests

Cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, valvular heart disease, metabolic heart disease associated with diabetes and obesity, cardiac sarcoidosis, cardio-oncology, radiation associated heart disease, cardiomyopathy, diastolic dysfunction, right heart dysfunction, endocarditis and cardiovascular imaging

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christine Jellis, MD PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 3/2/2020, Dr. Jellis has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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

177 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Our experience with Dr. Jellis was wonderful. She listened to our questions and concerns and carefully responded to all of them. We could not have been any more satisfied with our meeting with her.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Jellis is a great dr. She answered all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

This was my first time in meeting Dr. Christine Jellis, since Dr. Russell Raymond retired, and I was very concerned about switching cardiologist, but Dr. Raymond recommended her to me, and I couldn't be more pleased! She was absolutely a joy to meet, very warm, friendly, kind, professional and personable. I felt good after our first meet, and look forward to seeing her in the future, and grateful to be in her care.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

My comments are for Dr. Jellis

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Jellis is special. Extremely knowledgeable yet very friendly and relatable and a great listener. I am lucky to have her on my team.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

wonderful experience with Dr Jellis

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Christine Jellis was the provider I selected to become my medical contact at Cleveland Clinic from the many profiles I reviewed on your professional staff site. I am SO VERY PLEASED by her new patient skills, exceptional experience for which I needed a second opinion, and vast knowledge which allowed her to spot another issue that complicated my original cardiac review and ordered treatment for it.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Great experience. Dr. Jellis is wonderful. Takes the time to explain, is patient and prompt with promised addition to l information. she is also extremely compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Jellis is great!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Everyone I encountered was very courteous and helpful. Dr. Jellis did not rush my appointment, although she was delayed, and answered any questions I had and listened attentively to my concerns. All her staff were efficient and courteous. Even the hotel shuttle drivers went out of their way to be friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr Jellis saved my life!! not only is she compassionate, she is brilliant, and actually LISTENED to my concerns and symptoms. She was methodical about my testing to reveal the most probable diagnosis. we are 100% confident we are on the correct path. she has given us a clear understanding of what is going on with the pericarditis and inflammation. Our local doctors had no understanding and directed is on an opposite treatment plan which could have led to severe long term problems.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Jellis is superb and so kind. I know she'had my best interest and trying to help me. I wish I lived in Cleveland so she could be my cardiologist!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I would send anyone with heart problems to Dr. Jellis.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

It can sometimes be difficult to reach clinic via phone. But clinic is very responsive via email and web portal. Dr. Jellis is also very responsive!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

The visit with Dr. Jellis was awesome. I thank her very much. I was coming from Los Angeles and so I could not get my appointments soon enough. I had a difficult time making the initial appointment. However once at the clinic the experience was fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Jellis listened to my concerns, and provided suggestions how to best handle them. I feel my health issues are in excellent hands with Dr. Jellis.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

very happy with Dr Jellis

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Jellis as well as Fellow Dr. Denby are outstanding. They both took as much time as needed to discuss my medical concerns and went line by line through my long list of questions. They helped me to relax and I didn't feel rushed. I am extremely happy with the care, coordination of services and look forward to a long life working on my health with Dr. Jellis and her wonderful team. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Jellis is warm, and kind. She's quick to respond, and explains everything in a calming manner.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Will not go back to Jellis! my visit was not a good one, did not feel like she was a compassionate and caring Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Jellis is wonderful. I can't say enough wonderful things about Cleveland Clinic. Pamela K Mason

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

dr Jellis is top notch doctor. respectful and amazing bedside manner. she takes her time with patient and doesn't rush. you can tell she loves her job and what she does

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

My wife was with me and Dr. Jellis was especially sensitive to her concerns. She is truly a caring and sensitive physician.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

excellent experience. Dr. Jellis was so knowledgeable and empathetic.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr Jellis has been by far the best cardiologist I have ever encountered!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Jellis has been very responsive to my needs and concerns regarding my cardiac care! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr Jellis along with the Fellow (Dr) that saw us before Dr Jellis along with Dr Jellis, were very good at explaining their diagnosis along with course of treatment and recommending a treatment plan. Dr Jellis also helped arrange appointment with another specialist.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Jellis provided an amazing experience. She explained the challenges of my conditions and answered all my questions and then some. It was the first time since the original diagnosis that my wife and I developed any sense of confidence in the outcome. I am extremely appreciative of Dr. Jellis' efforts and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and her care.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr Jellis went out of her way to provide a good experience even when the rest of the area closed and my tests were not complete. She did not rush what was being done.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Jellis is the consummate professional with a sincere caring attitude that inspires confidence and reassurance

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

the very best doctor in my vast experience with the medical profession. she is amazing...listens well and really knows her stuff.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Jellis was wonderful and worth the travel to see her!! And I'm a health care professional

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Jellis was very personable and attentive to me. I very much appreciated the time and consideration she gave me and her explanations were excellent. She was very kind during our visit.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

I am always happy with the way Dr. Jellis is with me. She is so great at explaining things in a way that I & my husband understand. She gives you all the time you need. I would recommend her to my family and friends

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

great physician and al ways concerned and very educated about issues.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr Jellis is remarkable. Her attention to detail, medication, patient care, and patient time is astounding. She was able to get me in for a stress test that day so I did not have to travel the long distance on a return trip. she is the very best, period.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Jellis is by far the best doctor I deal with always takes the time to describe and explain everything questioning anything I may have for her 10 out of 5 rating

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

We all very much appreciated Dr. Jellis.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

We travel from Detroit for followup care SPECIFICALLY because we like Dr. Jellis so much.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Jellis is real. No bull or fluff. straight to the point.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Jellis took great care to discuss my problem to me. I left the appointment feeling I was at the best faculty to care for me.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I had a long list of questions, but Dr Jellis took the time to answer ALL of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I think there must have been an emergency that put the doctor behind schedule. The doctor was running over an hour behind. Staff at the front desk did not do a good job of informing us of the delay. Then after being checked in by the nurse, we waited for about an hour in an exam room, and no one told use what was going on. We were starting to think that they forgot about us. I understand that emergencies happen that can result in delays, but staff should do a better job of informing patients about delays.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr Jellis should be commended for her compassion and overall care provided each time I have had appointments with her.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I was so vey happy that I was able to have my Doctor. I know that she has my best interest and I am completely comfortable with the things we discussed.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Jellis is the optimum provider!She is so knowledgeable, caring, complete, thorough and incredibly skilled- all on my behalf!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr Jellis is a very caring and compassionate

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

My primary Doctor Christine Jellis is an outstanding caring person and a tremendous physician.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr Jellis is so amazing. She truly cares about her patients. I won't go to any other cardiologist. Highly recommend her. I drive 10hrs a day just to have an appointment with her. I completely trust her & she explains everything. Always cheerful & pleasant .

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