Our Team

The research team at Transplant Pregnancy Registry International: Dr. Constantinescu, Dawn Armenti, Faith Carlin, Carolyn McGrory, Lisa Coscia and Dr. Moritz.
The research team at Transplant Pregnancy Registry International: Dr. Constantinescu, Dawn Armenti, Faith Carlin, Carolyn McGrory, Lisa Coscia and Dr. Moritz.

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 TPR since its inception and is currently the Principal Investigator of the TPR.

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.  Serban has been involved with the Transplant Pregnancy Registry since 2005 and is now the Co-investigator of the TPR.

Dawn Armenti received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and training in database design from Rutgers College.  Prior to joining the TPR, she was a computer programmer for the government.  She has been the research data coordinator for the TPR for over 22 years.

Faith Carlin has health insurance background and was also a kidney transplant coordinator at Gift of Life Donor Program before joining the TPR team.  She is both a research coordinator and a participant in the TPR, as she is a kidney pancreas recipient mom of two.

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 19 years, she has been a research coordinator with the TPR.

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 TPR as a Research Coordinator.