Our Team

Pictured:  Lisa Coscia, Dot Kliniewski, and Carolyn McGrory

Michael Moritz, MD, is the Chief of Transplantation Services at Lehigh Valley Hospital and holds an appointment as Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  Dr. Moritz graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency and transplant training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Dr. Moritz has been a Co-investigator of the TPRI since its inception and is currently the Principal Investigator of the TPRI.

Serban Constantinescu, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Temple.  Dr. Constantinescu graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania where he also earned his PhD.  He completed his fellowship in Nephrology and Renal Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Constantinescu has been involved with the TPRI since 2005 and is now the Co-investigator of the TPR.

Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC, received her nursing degree from the University of Michigan and is a certified transplant coordinator.  Lisa has spent her career in the transplant field holding positions as a transplant unit staff nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital and as a kidney-pancreas transplant coordinator at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  For the past 25 years, she has been a research coordinator with the TPRI.

Dorothy Kliniewski, MSN, RN, CMSRN, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing science and received her master’s degree in nursing with a focus on nursing education. She has spent her career as a staff nurse on a post-surgical unit, cardiac surgery research nurse, emergency room nurse educator, and has held the position of clinical practice leader on an inpatient abdominal organ unit. Dorothy also coordinated the Nurse Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital, a program extended to new-to-practice nurses within the organization that guides nursing practice and builds critical thinking during a nurse’s first year in the acute care setting. As a Clinical Research Nurse Data Coordinator and current Research Associate & Data Coordinator with the TPRI, she supports TPRI and its associated research endeavors.

Carolyn McGrory, BSN, MS, received her nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Education and Counseling from Wayne State University. After nearly 20 years, first in education and then in Lupus clinical research at Thomas Jefferson University, she joined the TPRI as a Research Coordinator.