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Karl Edward Steinberg, MD


Dr. Karl Steinberg is currently President-Elect of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is editor emeritus of their news magazine, Caring for the Ages, and an associate editor of their peer-reviewed journal, JAMDA. He is a past chair and current board member of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Dr. Steinberg is on the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Public Policy Committee, serves as vice president of the National POLST organization, and is on the National Quality Forum’s standing committee on Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. He has been an advisor for Beautiful Dying since 2017.

Karl has board certifications in family medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine, and is certified as a nursing home and hospice medical director in addition to having a certification as a healthcare ethics consultant.

Karl enjoys presenting at educational conferences to professional audiences and the public, and also serves as a consultant and testifying expert witness in civil lawsuits and regulatory matters, frequently educating reporters and legislators about issues in geriatrics, palliative care and long-term care. However, up until the COVID pandemic started, Dr. Steinberg was probably best known for taking his dogs on patient care rounds with him on most days.
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