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Kidney care (nephrology), Pathology


English, Farsi


Behzad Najafian, M.D., is a board certified pathologist and UW associate professor of Pathology. He directs UW Medicine’s Renal Pathology Fellowship and Electron Microscopy Lab.

As a pathologist, Dr. Najafian’s goal is to provide accurate diagnosis and detailed interpretation of findings from kidney biopsies. He feels that every biopsy brings unique opportunities to help a patient, to learn more about a disease and to teach trainees.

Dr. Najafian earned his M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He is board certified in Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. His clinical and research interests include any kind of kidney diseases occurring in native or transplant kidneys, microscopy techniques including immunofluorescence and electron microscopy.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Najafian enjoys hiking, camping, painting and reading.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship, 2007

Univ. of Minnesota SOM - Pathology Program

Residency, 2006, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Univ. of Minnesota - Dept. of Pediatrics

Fellowship, 2003, Pediatrics

Tehran Univ. of Medical Sciences

Medical education, 1996


Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology, 2008, American Board of Pathology