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Bryan P. Pechous, M.D. has practiced ophthalmology in Dubuque since 1989. Dr. Pechous has a special interest in small incision and refractive cataract surgery. He also has fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic surgery.

Dr. Pechous is very active in the medical community. He serves as the Vice-President for Medical Affairs at Finley Hospital. He is a former Board member of the Finley Hospital, the Tri-State IPA and the Iowa Health System. He is a past-president of the Dubuque County Medical Society, the Finley Hospital Medical Staff and the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology. He formerly served on the Iowa Medical Society Board of Trustees. He is past chair of the Iowa Medical Society delegation to The American Medical Association.

Education and Degrees: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH: A.B. Psychology, 1978: Rush University, Chicago IL: M.D., 1983.

Academic Positions: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 1996-2001.

Internship: Charity Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 1983-84.

Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1985-88, Ophthalmology.

Fellowship: Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA; Ophthalmic Oncology, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1988-89.

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1990. Lifetime certification.

Hospital Privileges: Finley Hospital Dubuque, Mercy Health Center, Dubuque.

Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society, Dubuque County Medical Society.

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, Acting, Collecting old Dubuque currency and ophthalmic exonumia.


Doctor Paul A. Mahlberg, M.D. joined Ophthalmology, P.C. in July 1982.

Dr. Mahlberg is on the staff of Finley Hospital in Dubuque. He has served as Chairman of the Surgery Department at Finley Hospital.

Dr. Mahlberg has qualified for the AMA Physicians’ Recognition Award for achievements in Continuing Medical Education for over twenty-five years.

Education and Degrees: Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; B.A. 1965. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; M Div., 1968. Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; M.D., 1978.

Academic Positions: Graduate Fellow and Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1968-74. Assistant in Ophthalmology, the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Il, 1980-82.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 1996-2001.

Internship: Department of Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA, 1978-79.

Residency: Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago, Il, 1979-82.

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1983.

Hospital Privileges: Finley Hospital, Dubuque.

Memberships: Dubuque County Medical Society, Iowa Medical Society..