Karl Koenig, MD, MS

Portrait of Karl Koenig, MD, MS

Karl Koenig, MD, MS

Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Institute

Assistant Professor
Surgery & Perioperative Care

Dr. Karl Koenig leads the Musculoskeletal Institute and works in developing care teams for other musculoskeletal conditions. He also serves as Residency Program Director and leads the initiative to improve access to musculoskeletal care for Austin’s underserved population. Clinically, he specializes in treatment of hip and knee arthritis including both primary and revision surgery. Dr. 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, Texas. Dr. Koenig went on to complete his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH) in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2009 and fellowship training for Adult Reconstruction at Stanford University Medical Center in 2010. He is also a graduate of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where he began his work on patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness research.

Prior to joining the faculty at Dell Medical School, Dr. Koenig lead the Division of Adult Reconstruction at DHMC for 5 years and was one of the architects of the GreenCare Pathway, a sweeping quality improvement initiative to create a self-improving microsystem around total joint replacement.

Learn more from Dr. Koenig in his blog post: "Leading the First IPU at Dell Medical School"