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 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 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

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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 4/5/2019, 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

154 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

35 Patient Comments

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 .

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

so impressed with Dr Jellis and truly appreciate her thoroughness and care in answering questions & concerns

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr Jellis is absolutely excellent in explaining test results, treatment options, outlook and ramifications

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

This is how medicine should be practiced. Dr Jellis is awesome. she answered all my questions, gave some things to think about and we developed a plan . that type of care is what saves lives . The 15 minute appt where the Dr thinks in terms of statistics almost killed me in Dallas.Dr Jellis figured out in 30 minutes last year what 3 cardiologists in Dallas failed to recognize .She and Dr Roselli saved my life.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Jellis is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Jellis is one of the best I have encountered

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr. Jellis is an excellent physician with great knowledge and amazing personality and respect. she is always pleasant, she listens to my concerns and addresses them very clearly.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

Dr. Jellis instills confidence that my health issue is being monitored in the best and most expert way.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Overall excellent situation. Dr. Jellis is fantastic in every way. Brilliant, knowledgeable, kind and very, very caring. The best doctor I ever dealt with. In general, my experiences at the Cleveland Clinic have been fantastic!!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr Jellis is very helpful, informative and easy to talk too

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr Jellis is always good at making sure you understand everything.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr Jellis has always been very good with the times I have seen her. She is always direct with my medical information. She explains everything in a way that I and my husband can understand.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

*Dr. Jellis was extremely helpful and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I appreciate Dr. Jellis's sincere and caring approach to my medical issues as well as her expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I feel that I'm in excellent hands with Dr. Jellis - she took the time to listen, ask questions, explain information and was very proactive in ordering testing right away.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

dr Jellis is exception to the word professional friendly understanding the one reason I continue to come back to Cleveland clinic is Dr. Jellis

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Love Dr. Jellis. Simply the BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr Jellis is so good, I'll wait!!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr Jellis provided in depth insight and knowledge about my condition as it related to my concerns. She set my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr Jellis was companionate, patient & reassuring. I felt very much at ease with her.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Jellis is an exceptional doctor who always listens to my concerns and answers all my questions. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

most pleased with Dr jellis. very friendly, concerned, thorough never felt not listened to or rushed so thankful I found her as my cardiologist

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