Fishbon Library: Health Information for Patients & Families

The Fishbon Library connects patients and families with trusted health information. Browse our librarian-selected, freely available health information resources, or ask a librarian for assistance.

Ask a Librarian

Ari Kleiman is the Fishbon Library's clinical research librarian. Patients and family members may contact Ari for help with all kinds of health and medical questions, including information on diseases and conditions, treatments, health and wellness, clincial trials and finding reliable online resources.

Some sample questions:

  • Is there immunotherapy for ovarian cancer yet?
  • What do we know about the new prostate cancer test, 4Kscore? Is there any research on it that was not funded by the manufacturer?
  • How does the cardiopulmonary bypass machine work during surgery for mitral valve repair?
  • What are good protein sources for a vegetarian diet?

Contact Ari via phone or email:
Phone: (415) 885-7285

Health Information Resources

General Health


General Nutrition

Healthy Recipes

Nutrition and Cancer

Nutrition and Families

Nutrition and Aging

The librarian has access to additional resources on vitamins, supplements, herbs, natural products and much more. Contact the librarian for more information or to ask a question.


Drugs, Supplements and Food

Clinical Trials and Journal Articles

Patient Safety, Hospitals and Physicians

Other Health Websites

Use of These Resources

Information provided by the Fishbon Library 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.

Links to other websites are provided as a service to our users and do not imply endorsement by UCSF Medical Center. UCSF Medical Center is not responsible for the content of these websites.

These resources are vetted by our librarian. Although care has been taken in selecting these resources, all material that is provided here or could be reached by using this as a starting point is supplied "AS IS" without warranty of quality or accuracy of any kind. Neither the Regents of the University of California, UCSF Medical Center nor any author contributing to this site is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.

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Fishbon Library
Ari Kleiman, Clinical Research Librarian

Phone: (415) 885-7285