Dr. Karl Steinberg is a long-term care geriatrician and board-certified family physician with a subspecialty certification in hospice and palliative medicine, and certifications as skilled nursing facility and hospice medical director. Dr. Steinberg got his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard in 1980, and then taught high school in New York City for three years. He attended medical school at The Ohio State University and then completed his family medicine residency at UCSD. Dr. Steinberg is past chair of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. He is Chief Medical Officer for Mariner Health Central, a nursing facility management company. Dr. Steinberg serves on the National Quality Forum’s Standing Committee on Geriatrics and Palliative Care and is medical director for Hospice by the Sea in Solana Beach. He is editor-in-chief of a monthly periodical, Caring for the Ages. Dr. Steinberg has been a hospice and nursing home medical director since 1995 and is probably best known for taking his dogs on rounds in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and on hospice and palliative care home visits with him on most days.