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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 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 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 Director of Physician Alignment at Cleveland Clinic and 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 60 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.

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, Australia

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
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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.

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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 4/26/2021, 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I wanted to come at 2nd year anniversary of surgery. Covid stopped that. I received a letter saying to call for appt I called the number with intent of seeing dr Jellis at my 3rd anniversary of surgery. The person that answered the ph, said no appointments available in 2021. . I knew that had to be wrong so I reached out to DrJellis office, and Dana set up appointment which followed prior discussion with Dr Jellis to have follow up exams after mitral repair, bypasses performed by Dr Gillinov. Best news my check up was great!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Jellis has been my health care provider during my first visit to the clinic as well as my previous September 15th visit. My experience with Dr. Jellis and her staff has been nothing more than a great and respectable experience.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

*Dr. Jellis was excellent. Far superior to the call I had with *Dr. Rodriguez.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr Jellis is amazing. She explains things so they are easy to understand. She is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

With the pandemic it was a little difficult, but I had used my chart and messaged Dr. Jellis and we discussed any issues I had. And she said it was fine to wait. She always answered any questions I had. I like how she always seems to check my chart to find the answers for me. I am so happy to have chosen her since Dr. William Stewart retired.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

The physician exceeded my expectations!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Very Happy with the service provided. Have great respect and trust with CC and doctors. Highly recommend to all

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Excellent caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I really feel like Dr. Jellis really cares about my well-being.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

You should clone Dr Jellis she is one of a kind

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr Jellis is awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Jellis is excellent. She addressed my questions, recommended a script & heart monitor, and offered her assistance with my at home cardiologist. I value and respect her opinion and care.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Jellis is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Christine Jellis is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I not only recommended Dr. Jellis, but was able to make an appointment for my mother as well. We are both humbled and grateful that we are able to receive care from such a caring and world-class provider as Dr. Jellis!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Jellis is a very caring, concered physician, and I'm thankful she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

it was my first meeting with Dr. Jellis. she is FABULOUS! She went above and beyond and I'm grateful to have found her.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. jealous assistant Dana makes everything so easy what a true asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Christine Jellis is A outstanding physician one of the biggest reasons that I drive or fly from Illinois to Cleveland clinic Dr Jellis is outstanding in all categories I thank Cleveland Clinic for having someone like Christine employed there she is outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Jellis took time to answer all of my questions and I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

my wife is going to make an appointment with Dr. Jellis. she's excellent.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Jellis showed exceptional concern about my medical concerns..

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Jellis was excellent, she explained my condition very clearly. would not go anywhere else.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Jellis is awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I am very happy with Dr Jellis and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

excellent doctor!!!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Jellis is very caring and thorough. i always refer friends to her if it is applicable.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

We were so impressed with Dr. Jellis and the way she explained the results of my MRI and showed us the pictures of the problem areas.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

dr jellis is so through and kind, she didnt rush us out..she was considerate of our travel with future trips..traveling 5 hours..she was kind and suggested not to travel in the winter for routine work ups..she was caring and very kind we especially appreciated her protection and safety due to covid she work 2 masks and a shield even though i know that level of cover is extremely uncomfortable and difficult to work and breathe but we thank her for her care and safety towards us. she listened and tried to come up with solutions to try ..she didnt make us feel like less than..she made us feel important and talked at our level not down to or above.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

the scheduling of the ECHO and EKG resulted in a 3 wait time between tests and also before I could see the doctor

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Jellis was very thorough in her explanation of my medical condition and provided detailed answers to any of my questions. Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Doctor Jellis is one of the most courteous and patient Doctors. She listens to her patients and try's to genuinely help them .

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

dr Gillis was so busy but still took extra time explaining everything to me in detail

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I love Dr Jellis...very friendly, concerned,great at explaining her treatment plan and why...excellent rep for not only Cardiology but also The Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

stress echo staff is efficient and nice. Dr Jellis is top notch.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Jellis is great.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Jellis was very thorough. caring, friendly and knowledgeable. I feel thst she is a good match for me.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Always a very good visit with Dr. Jellis & her attention to my issues is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Jellis is very likeable and easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Christine Jellis is an amazing cardiologist.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr Jellis is outstanding. She makes you feel comfortable and always takes the time to sit and answer any and all questions. I have referred her to many family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

In my opinion, Dr Jellis is an excellent example of what a good doctor is like.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Jellis continues to provide superb care. Due to Covid, my wife was not able to attend the office visit with me but Dr. Jellis called her cell and included her in the discussions during my appointment. This was important to me as my wife has attended all of my prior appointments. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Jellis is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

I have had a very good experience over the past 2.5 years with Dr. Jellis

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

I've already recommended Dr Jellis to family members. She's wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Jellis is the most compassionate and knowledgeable cardiologist. She has taken such great care of my health and concerns.

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