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Venelin J. Kounev, MD

Venelin J. Kounev, MD

Assistant Professor

"As a healthcare provider in a rapidly changing medical field, my goal is to deliver high quality health care to my patients by providing education and allowing my patients to participate in the decision-making process about their individual options for treatment. I believe that the ability to communicate clearly and concisely is the key to the success of a doctor's relationship with his patients. In my clinical practice, the well-being and safety of the patient always comes first. My goal is to treat my patients as I would treat my family members. I also believe that being an academic healthcare provider is a privilege, which allows me to participate in the delivery of patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary approach. "

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Moorland Reserve Health Center

(262) 798-7200

Zablocki VA Medical Center

(414) 384-2000




  • Gastroenterology

Board Certification

  • Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English

Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Swallowing Disorders

Treatments & Services

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Band Ligation of Hemorrhoids
  • Enteroscopy
  • ERCP
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • HALO Ablation
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

Clinic Locations

Moorland Reserve Health Center

4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin WI,  53151
(262) 798-7200
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Zablocki VA Medical Center

5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53295-1000
(414) 384-2000
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Dr. Venelin Kounev was born and raised in Bulgaria where he went on to complete his medical degree.  In 1997, Dr. Kounev came to Wisconsin as a visiting scientist at the University of Wisconsin Madison where he studied Immunology and Nutrition.  He came to the Medical College of Wisconsin to complete his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Gastroenterology.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical University of Sofia - Bulgaria (1996)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee (2001-2004)
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee (2004-2007)