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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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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

127 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

42 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Jellis is very responsive to questions and issues... Our visit was very thorough

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr. Jellis was wonderful. I would highly recommend her. Very impressed with her and her staff! Very informative and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Echo tech, nurse and Dr. Jellis were each top shelf.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

In addition to being an exceptional doctor, Dr. Jellis is an extremely companionate and caring person. I wouldn't want to be treated by anyone else.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

I consider my self extremely fortunate for the privilege to be medically cared by the profound Doctor Jellis, the professionality and heartfelt approach to the many relevant Issues have propelled her noble mission to the highest levels of humanity.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Jellis was a good listener and was empathetic to my situation. She quickly assessed my EKG results , then determined I should have an echocardiogram. I left my appointment feeling assured and uplifted I am in good cardio health. Dr. Jellis took the time to personally cal me the following day and summarize things and talk about her role moving forward. I was truly impressed with her persona care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Jellis is top notch. She's explains everything in detail in a language I can understand.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr Jellis is wonderful. She takes time to visit and cares about patient. She's kind has best bed side manner. She's wonderful. Give her a raise and take care of her. She's amazing Love her and first doc to feel such comfort seeing and have confidence in knowledge

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Would highly recommend Dr Jellis

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Jellis is an excellent cardiologist. Listened to my concerns and questions and gave in depth answers to all.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

I was very impressed by Dr. Jellis. Very happy I decided to get the second opinion at CC.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr Jellis saved my life and is the best Dr I have ever had

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Again, Dr Jellis and Cleveland Clinic are world class. I am 8hrs away but would never change providers

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Jellis exhibited the utmost caring, professional and courteous virtual visit.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Christine Jellis is wonderful and I am very comfortable working with her on my heart health. I trust her recommendations and guidance fully.Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Jellis is the best. She is a very thorough and caring physician; explaining things very well.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Jellis quickly scheduled cardiac testing based on her conversation w/ Dr. Caputo then worked me into her very busy schedule immediately following that testing. Not only did she work me in to a busy schedule, but when my husband I apologized for unexpectedly impinging on her busy calendar, she couldn't have made us feel more at ease, more comfortable, more assured that it was OK'. She is amazingly warm and friendly, yet incredibly professional, thorough and insightful. She has a keen understanding of women's cardiac health, particularly when symptoms do not present typically as mine have not in the past. It is so reassuring to have a cardiologist who understands and confirms other cardiologist, and I've had several has said or done this do date. Further confirms why Cleveland Clinic and it's incredible clinicians such as Dr. Jellis are #1deservedly so!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021


Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr Jellis was the only good thing that happened during my visit to Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Jellis always listens to me and explains everything in a very caring way. I'm always confident in her recommendations.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Jellis is a fantastic doctor!I have all the confidence possible with her

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Very impressed with the care and straight forwardness of the doctors.

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.

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