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Curry Koening, M.D., M.S.


Texas A&M College of Medicine


Residency & Internship, Internal Medicine
University of Utah

Fellowship, Rheumatology
University of Utah


Curry Koening, M.D., MS, is an associate professor of medicine and a staff physician in the Division of Rheumatology within the Department of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School.

Koening is a native Texan and is excited about returning to his home state. Raised in West Texas, he moved to Utah after graduating college and medical school at Texas A&M. Here, he completed his training in internal medicine and rheumatology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He then completed an NIH-supported vasculitis fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research and a master’s degree in clinical research at Case Western Reserve University. He returned to Salt Lake City as a faculty member in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah and George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During his tenure, he established vasculitis clinics at both centers, served as principal investigator for university- and veterans administration-supported research, served as a steering committee member for the NIH-supported Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, participated in global health projects and was a faculty member for the Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care at the George E. Wahlen VA.

Koening’s research interests include the investigation of novel therapeutics and discovery of new biomarkers in vasculitis. His specialty interests include diagnosing and treating rare conditions such as giant cell arteritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa, Takayasu arteritis, cryoglobulinemic vasculitis and others. His clinical interests also include diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and others. His primary research focus is on the discovery of new therapeutics for vasculitis. Koening is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys rock climbing, skiing, fly fishing and hiking. He also plays golf and tennis and is an avid reader.