Headshot of Karl Koenig



Baylor College of Medicine, MD


Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Stanford University Medical Center

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Karl Koenig, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, FAAHKS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the Medical Director of UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. Dr. Koenig also serves as an orthopedic surgeon in UT Health Austin’s WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic. He specializes in treatment of hip and knee arthritis, both primary and revision surgery, and the treatment of periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infections. Additionally, Dr. Koenig is an associate professor and serves as the Division Chief of Orthopedics as well as the Joseph M. Abell Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Fellowship Director for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Koenig earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and his master’s in clinical sciences from Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where he began his work on patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness research. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Stanford University Medical Center. While at Dartmouth, Dr. Koenig was one of the architects of GreenCare Pathways, a quality improvement initiative around total joint replacement, and led the Division of Adult Reconstruction at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Koenig is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.


  • Primary hip and knee replacement
  • Revision hip and knee replacement
  • Treatment of periprosthetic infection and periprosthetic fractures

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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