Lydia Najera

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Nephrology


In addition to teaching, Dr. Najera's research interest is in the effects autoimmune diseases have on kidney function. This is particularly important in children, because they seem to have significant renal conditions associated with autoimmune disease.

Clinical Summary

Pediatric nephrology; Autoimmune diseases and kidney function; Pediatric kidney transplantation; Pediatric dialysis


MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Best Doctors in America®
Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctor", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



Pediatric Nephrology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454