Health Information for Patients and Families

Patient research support is provided through a partnership between the Fishbon Library and the UCSF Library.

Health Information Resources

Meet the UCSF Patient Support Experts

Ari Kleiman 2016 667

Ari Kleiman
Medical Research Librarian

Evans Whitaker

Evans Whitaker
Medical Research Librarian

We’re here to help

Our experienced medical librarians help people with all kinds of questions: diseases and conditions, treatments, finding clinical trials, health and wellness, and the use of online resources. We respond to patient questions within two business days.


Patients can request classes on finding health information and using digital devices.


If you’d like to visit the library in person for reading or computer use, you are welcome at ZSFG Library and Parnassus Library.  

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. Patients should consult their health care providers to determine the appropriateness of the information for their situation.