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Curry L. Koening, MD, MS

Appointments: 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737)
Fax: 1-512-495-5680


Texas A&M University College of Medicine, MD

Case Western Reserve University, MS, Clinical Research


Internship & Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of Utah

Fellowship, Rheumatology, The University of Utah

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Curry L. Koening, MD, MS, is a board-certified rheumatologist in both UT Health Austin’s Rheumatology Clinic and UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in vasculitis and musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, Dr. Koening is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Koening earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his. medical degree from Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He earned his master’s degree in clinical research from Case Western Reserve University. He completed both an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at The University of Utah. He also completed additional training in vasculitis at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Koening formerly served as the Director of the Vasculitis Clinic at both The University of Utah and the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His clinical interests include vasculitis and musculoskeletal disorders, and his research interests include clinical and translational research in vasculitis. He has participated in biomarker studies and clinical trials exploring the use of novel medications for the treatment of vasculitis. He provided rheumatology care as part of community work with the Navajo nation. He is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, and the Utah Medical Association. He is a former steering committee member of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.

Please note: The Rheumatology Clinic is at capacity and not accepting new patients or referrals at this time.


  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Vasculitis

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Teaching Award, The University of Utah
  • Interprofessional Education Team Award for Musculoskeletal Education, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Clinical Research/Studies

Clinical Research/Studies

Dr. Koening has participated in medical research for diseases such as giant cell arteritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa, Takayasu arteritis, and gout. These studies include biomarker investigation and utility of biologic medications for certain types of vasculitis.

Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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