Shavelson heads the Bay Area End of Life Options team of consultants and patient advocates. He worked for 29 years as an emergency department physician, then seven as a primary care physician in a clinic for immigrants and refugees. He is now a consultant, educator and advocate for patients at the end of their lives who are considering various options, including physician aid-in-dying. He also consults with physicians who have patients requesting aid-in-dying as one possible route to their death.
Shavelson is also a journalist, photographer and filmmaker, and in that capacity, he screened his documentary film on gender identity, "Three to Infinity: Beyond Two Genders," at the Community Church in November 2016.
The 411: The Community Church of Mill Valley continues its "Who Is Your Neighbor" series with a presentation by Dr. Lonny Shavelson on "End of Life Options: Understanding the California End of Life Options Act." Sunday, March 12, 4-5:30 p.m. Community Church, 8 Olive Street at Throckmorton Avenue. Admission is free, Donations welcome. Refreshments served.