Karl Koenig, MD

Medical Director of the Integrated Practice Unit for Musculoskeletal Care, Assistant Professor

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Dr. Karl Koenig leads the Integrated Practice Unit for Osteoarthritis and works in developing IPUs 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.

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Arthroplasty Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties Medicine & Life Sciences
Hip Medicine & Life Sciences
Joints Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Practice Valuation and Purchase Medicine & Life Sciences
Fee-for-Service Plans Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality Improvement Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Are Medicare's Nursing Home Compare Ratings Accurate Predictors of 90-Day Complications, Readmission, and Bundle Cost for Patients Undergoing Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty?

Snyder, D. J., Kroshus, T. R., Keswani, A., Garden, E. B., Koenig, K., Bozic, K., Jevsevar, D. S., Poeran, J. & Moucha, C. S., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Arthroplasty. 34, 4, p. 613-618 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Nursing Homes

Extended open shop scheduling with resource constraints: Appointment scheduling for integrated practice units

Zhang, P., Bard, J. F., Morrice, D. J. & Koenig, K., Oct 3 2019, In : IISE Transactions. 51, 10, p. 1037-1060 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Integer programming
Linear programming
Sensitivity analysis

Impact of an integrated practice unit on the value of musculoskeletal care for uninsured and underinsured patients

Williams, D. V., Liu, T. C., Zywiel, M. G., Hoff, M. K., Ward, L., Bozic, K. J. & Koenig, K. M., Jun 2019, In : Healthcare. 7, 2, p. 16-20 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fee-for-Service Plans
Length of Stay
Cohort Studies
Referral and Consultation
Safety-net Providers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Preoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes and Clinical Characteristics as Predictors of 90-Day Cost/Utilization and Complications

Snyder, D. J., Bienstock, D. M., Keswani, A., Tishelman, J. C., Ahn, A., Molloy, I. B., Koenig, K. M., Jevsevar, D. S., Poeran, J. & Moucha, C. S., May 2019, In : Journal of Arthroplasty. 34, 5, p. 839-845 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Costs and Cost Analysis
Hip Injuries
High-Volume Hospitals
1 Citation (Scopus)

Short term patient outcomes after total knee arthroplasty: Does the implant matter?

Molloy, I. B., Keeney, B. J., Sparks, M. B., Paddock, N. G., Koenig, K. M., Moschetti, W. E. & Jevsevar, D. S., Jun 2019, In : Knee. 26, 3, p. 687-699 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Articular Range of Motion
Length of Stay
Costs and Cost Analysis