Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings
106 Patient Comments

Curry L. Koening, M.D., M.S.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings
106 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7724
University Hospital
Rheumatology, Clinic 2
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132



Curry Koening, M.D., M.S., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Koening is a Rheumatologist whose primary clinical interest is in vasculitis. Dr. Koening received his M.D. degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2000. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Utah in 2003 and Rheumatology Fellowship at the same institution in 2005. He then completed an NIH sponsored vasculitis fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research in 2007. At the same time, he received his M.S. degree in clinical research from Case Western Reserve University. Upon completion of his fellowship he joined the rheumatology faculty at the University of Utah in 2007. He currently is Director of the Vasculitis Clinic at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. His research interests include pathogenic determinants of vasculitis and anemia of inflammation. He is a steering committee member for the NIH sponsored Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium and participates in several multi-center clinical trials. He has published several articles in peer review journals and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and Utah Medical Association.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

September 06, 2016

somehow I got the feeling that what I had wasn't serious so it wasn't very important. I guess my pain only matters to me.

September 06, 2016

Although my condition doesn't have many simple treatment options, Dr. Koenig is always willing to discuss treatments that are even experimental. Also I'm a biochemist, and what I liked is that Dr. K didn't talk DOWN to me.

August 12, 2016

After moving away from the rheumatologist I'd seen for decades, I was nervous about getting started with a new doctor - but I needn't have worried! I was thoroughly impressed by Dr. Koening and his staff. He took the time for a very thorough examination, patiently listened to my concerns and willingly answered questions, and had a wonderful manner that I believe will set us up for a fantastic doctor-patient relationship. While visiting doctors is never fun, I look forward to continuing my treatment under his care.

July 14, 2016


July 14, 2016

Both Dr. Koenig and the intern he had with him explained concerns about the appendix pathology and what it could mean and why they were ordering all the blood tests and x-ray. Dr. Koenig 'has the heart of a teacher.' When he called on Thursday afternoon with the results of the labs, he explained many of the same things again very clearly.

July 12, 2016

I really like Dr. Koening. I go to him even though my insurance doesn't cover him and pay the full amount because I trust his judgment and because he specializes in my problem. He also makes me feel like he listens to what I am saying and isn't rushing through the appointment. i would recommend him to anyone.

July 03, 2016

Dr. Koening rates far higher than options given - He's outstanding, exemplary, above and beyond all expectaions in every aspect. There aren't enough superlatives. No matter the circumstance that brings me there, I'm always very thankful that he is my doctor

June 30, 2016

My confidence in Dr. Koening is one of the reason's I travel from south Texas twice a year to see him.

June 25, 2016

it is very hard to get an appointment with this doctor and get a hold of him for questions.

June 10, 2016

I feel I have great support from Dr. Koening and he is open to alternative natural medical ways.

May 20, 2016

I love Dr. Koenig. He makes you feel so at easy. Especially when you are dealing with a rare disease and other frightening events that transpire. I would recommend him highly.

April 30, 2016

Dr Koening is very thorough and explains everything. Answers your email in a timely manner. He is a very caring doctor. Yes, I would recommend him to anyone. I am glad he is taking care of me.

April 14, 2016

Dr. Koening is the best!

April 12, 2016

He is very thorough and knowledgeable

March 29, 2016

Good experience

March 13, 2016

I have never seen a more empathetic, kind, intelligent, or considerate physician. I couldn't give him any higher ratings in my book.

February 25, 2016

I was incredibly appreciative for the comprehensive visit I had. The intake exam by the pharmacist and the resident were excellent by the time I met with Dr.Koening he was able to know everything and my time with him was so well spent.

February 02, 2016

Dr. Koening is almost always on time for appointments. He is pleasant to converse with and absorbs a lot of information about my concerns. He does not hesitate to refer me to other specialists if appropriate.

January 19, 2016

I have the greatest confidence in Dr. Koenig. He always remembers me,what I do, and I feel he genuinely cares about my health.

January 08, 2016

I wish Dr. Koening could be my Primary care doctor. He always treats me with respect and as if I had some intelligence. He takes time to explain things and consider my questions. Never makes me feel stupid. I feel as if he really cares about me as a person and how my illness affacts my life. I can't say enough to show my admiration and appreciation for the care he gives me.

January 07, 2016

The best

November 26, 2015

Dr. Koening is an absolute great Dr. And person!

November 24, 2015

Appointments with Dr. Koening are always good experiences.

November 02, 2015

I had quite a few concerns this time--Dr. Koening took the time to talk through all of the options and referrals I needed. He was great!

October 08, 2015

Gave me hope

August 18, 2015

Liked Dr. Koening clinic side manner. Very professional. Approachable. No question or comment was ignored

August 06, 2015

Dr. Koening consistently gives me the lastest information regarding my illness, answers all the questions I ask and follows up with me when appropriate.

July 28, 2015

I have seen Dr. Koening multiple times and have no complaints. He is always courteous, asks good questions and is willing to try unconventianal treatments.

July 09, 2015

dr Koening always makes me feel a part of my health care decisions and that he is committed to bringing me to the best outcome and health we can achieve.

June 16, 2015

I was extremely impressed with Dr Koenig. He gave me so much information and was very honest. I appreciated that so much. I left knowing I made the right decision to come see him

June 02, 2015

follow up phone calls from Dr. have been only problem

May 26, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit.

April 18, 2015

We think very highly of Dr. Koening.

April 15, 2015

Dr. Koening is great. I'm lucky to have him as my dr.

April 05, 2015

Very good

April 03, 2015

Dr. Koening have been an amazing person with me during my treatment. I absolutely trust him.

March 27, 2015

Dr. Koening always takes the time to explain aspects of my care and answers all questions I ever bring to the appointment

March 19, 2015

I could not be more pleased with or more confident in my care provider that I am with Dr. Koening.

March 13, 2015

Dr Koening is the BEST!

March 12, 2015

berry good and clear respond to my questions.

February 03, 2015

Dr. Koening is excellent in every aspect. I wish I knew stronger superlatives to use. He's the best in every aspect.

January 31, 2015

I recommend Dr. Koening! He is an amazing doctor! He is great at explaining things. I love how he follows up to see if things are working. He is friendly and shows real concern and I appreciate that.

November 18, 2014

The doctor does not know what is causing the condition, so the appointment served to rule some auto-immune issues out.

November 03, 2014

I would definitely return to see this physician. I felt like I was heard, and that he wanted to help me. I felt very comfortable explaining why I was there. I had a feeling that I was going to get help from this physician and wish I had that in my home town.

October 18, 2014

I know the clinic is busy, but Dr. Koening always takes as much time as I need with him. He is friendly and thorough. I trust his knowledge and appreciate his ability to make me feel comfortable.

October 14, 2014

I couldn't have been luckier to have Drs. Koening and Kruger and on my case.

September 30, 2014

Dr. Koening is one of the best doctor I even meet, he is professional and human person interested in my health.

September 18, 2014

Dr. Koening made me feel comfortable right from the start and spent a lot of time with me going over my condition and discussing options. I know that I am in good hands and am so grateful for his great care.

August 28, 2014

Dr. Koening is fantastic in every way!

August 28, 2014

I appreciated that he talked me through all the options and where he was heading in having me get my blood taken, what they were looking for, what they would do based on each of the different results, and how long it would be before I would hear from them on the results of the tests. It made me trust him more with my care.

August 14, 2014

Dr. Koening fully explained my illness and the course of care ahead. He answered all my questions and offered tips and recommendations to help me treat my illness. I feel very well informed about my condition.

July 24, 2014

I always leave my appointment with Dr. Koening feeling informed about my health, knowing available options for care, and with a plan of action for treatment.

July 04, 2014

I have always reccomended Dr. Koening to others.

May 03, 2014

Both the resident and physician specialist were wonderful and very kind to me. All explanations made perfect sense.

April 24, 2014

Very thorough!

April 22, 2014

I had a medical issue separate from what I usually see him for. Dr. Koening still took it seriously and listened and followed through--he's so GREAT! Truly.

April 02, 2014

I have had great experiences there

March 08, 2014

Dr. Koening is a doctor I can trust. He's an amazing person.

February 24, 2014

After more than 3 years of seeing doctors who just didn't have the knowledge nor experience to help, it was refreshing to finally meet Dr Koening who projected confidence and knowledge. I hope to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that will hopefully help me get my life back on track.

February 24, 2014

Item 5: Have requested medication dosage clarification. Instructions on Rx were different from my understanding from discussions with Dr. Koening.

February 13, 2014

After several visits to Dr. Koening I am convinced he is very competent and concerned physician. Unfortunaterly, the treatments prescribed have not yet solved my problems with tiredness, leg pain, balance/dizziness, and hallucinations. Perhaps it is time to consider other medical resources that could possibly shed light on my problems. These comments are in no way a criticism of Dr. Koening.

January 30, 2014

I think Dr. Keonning is AWESOME in all these catagories!

December 19, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Koening and his staff. I feel more confident in my ability to deal with my medical condition and comforted by the fact that someone is willing to help me understand the protocols necessary to keep myself healthy.

December 12, 2013

Love Dr. Koenning!!!

November 08, 2013

I can only say good things about Dr. Koening and his staff. I will always recommend him to others. Also I may have to change doctors for insurance reasons and I hate the idea of it.

October 03, 2013

No explanation, not even a guess as to current health problem. Same medicine for months. Nothing ever changes. Never any feeling of moving forward. Same old, same old. There are good reasons why this department is so poorly rated. And patients do talk with each other about lack of this departments progressiveness.

October 01, 2013


August 29, 2013

Dr. Koening is a very caring Physicial.

August 26, 2013

Thank you Dr. Koening you are the absolute best doctor I have ever had.

August 20, 2013

I drive 10 hours from Washington state to see Dr. Koening because I am very impressed with him as a physician. I receive excellent care from him!

August 16, 2013

I have so appreciated that Dr. Koening organizes so that if I have to see another Dr. I am able to leave his office and walk to the next Physician and that Physician already has his notes and what labs he requires. Then when I go for Labs I can take care of all tests at the same time.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Koening is very friendly, thoughtful, polite ... It is always a pleasure seeing him.

July 16, 2013

dr was very nice and had a good sense of humor which is important to me

July 16, 2013

Dr Koenig was not a one symptom one medication type of doctor. We made joint (no pun intended) decisions about my Polymyalgia. A complex disease. He willingly ruled out the next level of medications, which have major side-effects and we jointly developed a less risky strategy of getting me off Prednisone. He listened to my concerns and information and supported my use of supplements, exercise. He also gave me the very good news that I probably don't have rheumatoid arthritis, even though I've developed some stiffness in the hands. I'm detail oriented and somewhat picky, yet I give Dr. Koenig my highest recommendation.

July 05, 2013

Dr. Koening is always so courteous, friendly and capable. He even treated me for a sinus infection I didn't even come to see him about! I appreciate his concern for my chronic conditions. I trust him completely.

July 05, 2013

I believe I was sent to Dr. Koening for a reason and I can onlly say thank you again. Having his name given to me was a gift.

June 21, 2013


June 18, 2013

Waiting for follow up contact this week with Dr. Koening after he reviews labs/tests but all information and care received on my initial visit on 6/14 was top notch.

May 29, 2013

I think I need to know more about the risks of the medications so I could make a more informed decision about whether I wanted to take those risks.

May 29, 2013

Both Drs. were extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their examination. They were personable, and good listeners to the reasons I had come to to the clinic. They included my wife and myself in their conversation about my condition. They made the conversation about my condition and how to proceed in a diagnosis very open to everyone to contribute their concerns and ideas. It was a very good experience and they made you feel as though you were part of the team and treatment plan.

May 15, 2013

Dr. Koening is the best!!!!

May 04, 2013

Dr. Koening always gives me understandable explanation and instructions.

April 23, 2013

I appreciated the professionalism and collaboration of being at a teaching/University facility. Both the doctor and doctor resident took their time in listening and explaining. I especially liked the respect given to me, that was shown by both doctors. It was also ensuring to hear the resident recap information with the doctor in front of me, giving me the ability to correct, change or add information. I felt that both doctors were sincerely trying to help me, and figure out what was causing my health concerns. I was impressed with how they bounced ideas off each other and openly, in front of me, discussed options for next steps. I had been to a series of doctors over 3 years, trying to get to the bottom of my condition and really felt that these two professionals did more for me in one visit, than all other doctors visits combined. They sincerely worked to a solution and taking the next steps to gather more data or information versus brushing off the health concern, by labeling what was going on and being done with it. I had a very positive experience with Dr Koening and Dr Saad.

April 16, 2013

Dr. Koening is always a good listener. He is willing to explain terms until I understand them. He is very patient.

April 09, 2013

Dr. Koening is the best, beyond compare. He has excellent communication skills, and is always sure that I understand, and extremely knowledgable. He's willing to discuss and consider my concerns and input. I have learned so much from him and have always felt his concern and caring. I couldn't be in better hands and I'm so grateful for his care and guidance.

April 05, 2013

As always, appreciated the amount of time Dr. Koening spent with me, his kindness and medical knowledge and advice.

March 01, 2013

I would definitely recommend the doctor to others.

January 18, 2013

Dr. Koening is and amazing doctor, really interest in my best interest, especially with my desease.

January 16, 2013

Dr. K is always willing to listen and work with me on a plan of care and action. I trust him.

December 12, 2012

Dr Koening has been excellant with us on every visit.

December 06, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Koening highly!

December 01, 2012

Great doctor Koening

November 06, 2012

I was impressed with the amount of time Drs. Koening and Morgan spent with me and how much information was conveyed

November 01, 2012

I have the utmost confidence in and respect for Dr. Koening. I don't think I could receive better care anywhere.

October 31, 2012

Dr. Keoning always goes through every point of my health care and I never feel rushed like he is hurrying to get to the next patient. I always feel like I am the only patient in the office and all his focus is on me!

October 20, 2012

Excellent experience

October 03, 2012

Some of the medical condition terms were new to me and i did not understand all of them. Of course this was a unusual situation at the visit with everything the way it was with scheduling. He was trying to catch up. But i know this is about the amount of time spent with patients that is why i have my sister along to take notes. He did call me with results on the day i flew out which was above teh call of duty so that was great! I am just worried i will not hear from here now that i am home.

July 13, 2012

Dr. K is fantastic--I always feel I'm getting great care.

June 29, 2012

Dr. Koening couldn't do any better. He listened, was concerned and gave good advice, but left the decision up to me. I am glad he is my doctor.

May 15, 2012

Drs. Koening did an outstanding job in these areas.

April 18, 2012

I have a BIG fear of needles and they helped me through it very

March 27, 2012

Dr Koening is amazing!

March 09, 2012

I was very impressed with the Dr's knowledge and understanding of the purported diagnosises. I am even more impressed that he said that he was not sure that I had the problems, but that he could not rule them out. He was ready to help and order any and all tests to help to diagnose and confirm or reject any diseases. The Dr. (Koening) is working with my GP in Vernal so that I don't have to drive over the mountains more than necessary. I am extreamly happy with the care and concern of Dr. Kowning.

March 06, 2012

Dr. Koening is the best. He's always knowledgeable, attentive, concerned, listens carefully, takes all the time I need to explain and discuss everything. I'm blessed and honored to have him for my doctor.

February 28, 2012

Dr. Koening is excellent....

February 28, 2012


Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4333 School of Medicine
University of Utah Hospital- Rheumatology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Curry Koening, M.D., M.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and is Director of the Vasculitis Clinic at both institutions. His research interests include the discovery of pathogens as potential causes of vasculitis and the study of the anemia of inflammation. He participates in several multi-center trials analyzing the effects of experimental medications in the treatment of vasculitis. Dr. Koening joined the rheumatology faculty in 2007 after completing an NIH sponsored vasculitis fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research. He is a steering committee member for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Dr. Koening is partially supported with funds from the Department of Veterans Administration and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Research Statement

Dr. Koening's research interests include the clinical investigation for vasculitis. Dr. Koening is a member of the NIH supported Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium and participates in clinical studies supported and led by this group. These studies include longitudinal and medication trials for diseases such as giant cell arteritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Takayasu arteritis, and others. His research interests also include understanding the pathogenesis of vasculitis and improving diagnostic testing for vasculitis.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Research
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine
Undergraduate Texas A&M University


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