Lonny Shavelson, M.D. founded Bay Area End of Life Options in 2016. He worked for 29 years as an emergency department physician, then 7 as a primary care physician in a clinic for immigrants and refugees. He is now a consultant, educator and physician for patients at the end of their lives who are considering various options, including physician aid-in-dying. He also consults with doctors who have patients requesting aid in dying as one possible route to their death. Dr. Shavelson also leads trainings about California’s End of Life Option Act.