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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
  • Adult Transthoracic Echocardiology

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 7/20/2022, 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

125 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 5

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Jellis and every doctor I have dealt with so far at Cleveland Clinic has been great! So professional, knowledgeable and eager to help me get better!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Care provider was extraordinary which is why I am coming to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

I have every confidence in Dr Jellis. Her reassurance, concern and compassion along with her direct explanation of my condition was very helpful. We have a plan going forward. I left happy!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Jellis was very informative and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Jellis is truly the kindest and most knowledgeable provider I have ever seen! I consider it an absolute privilege to be under her care!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Jellis did a wonderful job illustrating my condition through Cat scan imaging. We learned a great deal during our meeting with her. We were very impressed by her willingness to take time with us and share her knowledge. Absolutely first rate.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Jellis was extremely nice, easy to talk to, explained what she wanted to do and why. When we finished, I felt like she was a friend.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. C. Jellis has the best bed side manner every doctor should have demonstrate!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. C. Jellis is incredible. Not only she has taken great care of my health she was caring, kind, lovely to speak with at every appointment. It's rare to find a doctor that combines personal touches and care for a patient as person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming her patient.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr. Jellis has always been thoughtful and caring and has given me the best medical care possible.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Very good meeting with Dr jillis

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Loved Dr Christine Jelles!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Jellis was extraordinarily courteous, informative, and helpful. I came away with a thorough understanding of my condition, treatment and lifestyle advice, and a vastly improved sense of comfort.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Jellis was extremely knowledgeable, very professional, answered all of our questions. She laid out a plan of action that was clear and concise.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Jellis; she is simply the best. In addition to Dr. JellisDr. Ali Ambreen, the Fellow working with Dr. Jellis, gave me a very good explanation of changes taking place in my heart and how to best deal with these changes.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Once again I come their because of Dr.Jellis she is exceptional doctor with concerns for her patients she is outstanding and a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

My cardiologist Dr. Christine Jellis is excellent and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

With the exception of Dr Jellis, diagnostic services were all performed by diagnostic technologists. They were all respectful and efficient. Dr. Jellis was a joy. Obviously brilliant but also very caring.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

I owe my life to Dr Jellis and Marc Gillinov, Dr Jellis found the problem, Dr Gillinov fixed it after a missed diagnosis by a local cardiologist. I am forever appreciative of those two. God Bless them.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Terrific service. Dana did an outstanding job of setting up my appointment early in the morning so I could leave by noon.Only item that was less than perfect was with the lab. I went at 7:15 am and they had the appointment for me but there were no instructions as to what blood tests to run. The lab called Dr. Jellis' office and resolved it quickly.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Jellis is AMAZING! I cannot imagine having a cardiologist who is kinder, smarter, better spoken and with a terrific sense of humor!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

I have always been extremely pleased with the registration and professionalism of the team in Dr. Jellis' office. I feel extremely confident in their care and knowledge.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Excellent review with the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Christine Jellis is not only knowledgeable, but a caring and compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr Jellis is probably the best physician I have come across in my life. She listens, shows compassion, and of course is extremely knowlegable, and is able to communicate the knowledge to patients!

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Jellis is the most impressive physician I have ever encountered. I feel blessed to be under her care.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Both my husband and I have complete faith in Dr. Jellis. She is very personable and caring and we think she knows what she's doing.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Jellis is one of the best physicians I have ever dealt with. She is that rare combination of competence, empathy and beside manner that is rarely seen in the medical profession.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Jellis is the best cardiologist I have ever had the privilege of meeting with at the Cleveland Clinic. I am so very glad to have her in charge of my cardiac treatment options.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Jellis is a first rate provider!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

We have great respect for Dr. Jellis and have faith in her judgment.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

My appointment with Dr. Jellis was one of the best medical appointments I have had

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Jellis is great--so is staff

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