Karl Koenig, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Medical Director for the Musculoskeletal Institute, UT Health Austin
Division Chief, Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Joseph M. Abell Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Fellowship Director, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction
Stanford University Medical Center
Karl Koenig, M.D., M.S., is the medical director of the Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and chief of the Division of Orthopaedics. He co-leads the integrated practice unit for lower extremity conditions with Kevin Bozic, M.D., and works in developing IPUs for other musculoskeletal conditions. He is also the director of the Joseph M. Abell Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Fellowship and leads the initiative to improve access to musculoskeletal care for Austin residents who face barriers to health care.
Clinically, he specializes in treatment of hip and knee arthritis including both primary and revision joint replacement surgery. Koenig has a special interest in the treatment of periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infections.
After receiving his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Koenig completed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.) in orthopedic surgery in 2009 and fellowship training for adult reconstruction at Stanford University Medical Center in 2010. He has a Master of Science in evaluative clinical sciences from Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where he began his work on patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness research. Koenig is a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.