Lydia Najera, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Lydia Najera

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2922

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrologist

MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson, AZ

Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2007-2013)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors" (2009-2010)
  • Pediatric Foundation Scholar, University of Minnesota (2003)



Pediatric Specialty Care-Discovery Clinic;Specialty Infusion and Procedure Center;Transplant Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Certified in Pediatric Nephrology

Clinical Interests

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

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center