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
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • 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 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
  • 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.  Dr. Jellis is also Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

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 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 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.

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,


  • Internal Medicine
  • 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

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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 8/2/2020, 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

163 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Traveled a long way to see Dr Jellis, but worth it.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

excellent , dr. Jellis explained in detail all test data,future choices for treatment and scheduling,very happy.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Jellis couldn't be more helpful and kind her customer service compares to no one I have ever meant in the medical service and I have meant a lot

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

once again Dr Jellis is outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Jellis was very nice. and listened too me as a person. not a patient, I would highly recommend her to friends and family

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

both doctors explained the "what and the why" so clearly that it put me at ease

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr Jellis is an extremely intelligent doctor who knows how to talk to patients in layman's terms. She is kind and compassionate, excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The doctor's assistant set up all of my appointments. They were all scheduled for one day but it went smoothly.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Jellis is the best. She spends time going over my test results, talking to me about treatment, she listens to how I feel and my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Jellis is the smartest and most caring Dr I've ever had and unfortunately I've had my share

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Drs. Jellis and Denby were simply amazing! They explained information thoroughly and listened intently to my concerns. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to receive world class care, especially from such caring and compassionate doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

This was my first meeting with Dr. Jellis. I was very pleased with her effort to establish a new relationship with me. And also her welcoming of my husband asy "other set of ears". She and her Fellow gave us their undivided attention, answered all of our questions, and clearly explained my current health situation as well as all options for the path of my care. I have had to change doctors twice and am truly grateful to have foind Dr. Jellis. I am hopeful to remain as her patient without any future changes.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Jellis was very helpful in answering my questions . She has a very pleasant demeanor.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I liked the fact that my care provider had my test results there and even though we did not have the video connection she could explain the results and make recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020


Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

very pleased (amazed) with the ability to schedule all five tests prior to the doctor visit.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Jellis was very through with me in reviewing my tests. she spent time going over options I may see but first a couple more test. I have a lot of confidence in DrJellis

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Jellis. She was very professional and at the same time compassionate helping to alleviate my anxiety regarding my condition. She also was very clear in discussing my future course of treatment.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Jellis is excellent. I've referred a family member to her recently.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Jellis is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr Jellis is an amazing physician and also a very caring person. She was able to answer all my questions completely and spent time explaining future steps for treatment. I was extremely thankful for her thoroughness.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

accidentally got wrong time and dr. jellis checked on me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Wonderful doctor with very kind, helpful staff.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

great experience, user friendly and Dr. Jellis was very engaged and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

would absolutely recommend Dr. Jellis. she is knowable and listens.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Jellis was fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Jellis is a wonderful person. I could not ask for a better, more caring person/doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Of all the providers at the Clinic, Dr. Jellis by far outclasses all of them combined. I'm so happy to have as a part of my care team.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Jellis was knowledgeable, kind, and thorough in her approach. she addressed my concern about which I had received varying opinions, and I felt confident in her expertise. I would highly recommend Dr. Jellis.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

This Doctor is exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous...but the process of getting appointments with her is a challenge. She is always booked up for several months and the calendar for the next period is not available requiring several calls to get the appointmentt

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Again, this Doctor is the absolute best.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Christine Jellis is my favorite Doctor ... ever. Her explanations are outstanding and I trust her judgement .

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

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