Behzad Najafian, MD

Associate Professor

Behzad Najafian, MD

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Office Location:

UWMC - Room NE-110N

Mailing Address:

Box 356100
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195


Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Najafian is a Renal Pathologist with diagnostic expertise in medical kidney biopsies using light, immunofluorescent and electron microscopy techniques. He specializes in diagnosing both transplant and native medical kidney diseases. Dr. Najafian’s research is focused on structural-functional relationships of kidney disease, especially in diabetic nephropathy and Fabry disease, mechanisms of podocyte injury in Fabry disease and non-invasive biomarkers of kidney injury with especial focus on podocyturia and plasma microparticles.

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology

Academic and Medical Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015-Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010-2015

Attending Pathologist, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2010-Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2010-2010

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2008-2010

Attending Pathologist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, MN, 2007-2010

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2007-2010

Instructor, Nursing School, IRI Army University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1996-1998

Emergency Room Physician, 504 Army Hospital, Tehran, Iran, 1996-1998

Education and Training

Clinical Fellow, Renal Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006-2007

Resident, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2003-2006

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2001-2002

Medical Doctorate, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1989-1996

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