Chief Residents

ornina bachour

Ornina Bachour

Where are you from?

I was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis, MN in grade school.

Where did you do undergrad and medical school? 

I went to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for undergrad and graduated in 2013 with a BA in Physiology. I loved it so much I stayed for medical school!

What do you do when you’re not practicing medicine?

When I'm not in the reading room, you can find me traveling or spending time with friends and family on or around Minneapolis's many lakes, kayaking in the summer and ice skating in the winter. I also enjoy the food and theater scene in Minneapolis (both robust during non-pandemic times).

Why did you choose the U of M for your residency?

I chose the U because I knew I'd receive excellent training in a friendly, collegial environment. The diverse training sites bring exposure to a large variety and high volume of pathology. The program leadership is very supportive of residents and great advocates. The residents are a tight-knit and collegial group. And Minneapolis is a diverse, beautiful and active city to live in.

Where do you see yourself in the near future?

I am excited to be sticking around for a Breast Imaging fellowship at the University of Minnesota (my 14th year at the U)!

bob dolan

Bob Dolan

Where are you from?

Manchester, IA (Eastern Iowa)

Where did you do undergrad and medical school?

Undergrad - Luther College, Decorah, IA
Medical School - Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ

What do you do when you’re not practicing medicine?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and kiddo. Minneapolis is a great place to raise a family with good schools and lots of things to do. We spend a lot of time outside going to different parks and enjoying the outdoors, especially in the summer. I like to golf and Minnesota has a lot of affordable options for golfing with more golfers per capita than any other state (per National Golf Foundation). During the winter months we like to ski and there are some decent options nearby.

Minneapolis also has a great restaurant and brewery scene that I am looking forward to utilizing more once the pandemic is over. I also like to cook and grill. Bourbon and beer are my drinks of choice. 

Why did you choose the U of M for your residency?

The U of M has a great balance of giving people the independence to learn on their own as well as the support in order to succeed. We also have a wide variety of clinical exposures between our numerous sites we rotate at in order to get a well-rounded education in radiology. The education is really top notch.

Where do you see yourself in the near future?

I will be staying here at the U of M for a breast imaging fellowship after completion of residency. After that I am planning to join a private practice group near my hometown in Eastern Iowa where I will be practicing breast imaging as well as general radiology.

grant larson

Grant Larson

Where are you from?

Fargo, ND

Where did you do undergrad and medical school?

Undergrad: University of Minnesota; Medical school: University of North Dakota

What do you do when you’re not practicing medicine?

I enjoy hockey, cycling, mountain biking, waterskiing, hiking, travel, restaurants, and hanging out with my family. 

Why did you choose the U of M for your residency?

I chose the University of Minnesota because our program provides fantastic training. Residents here are surrounded by inspiring leaders, fun co-residents who often become good friends, and a culture of inclusivity. Plus, we get to live in the Twin Cities, an amazing combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan metropolis. 

Where do you see yourself in the near future?

I will be staying here for a fellowship in neuroradiology.