Richard Edward Moon

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Professor of Anesthesiology

Research interests include the study of cardiorespiratory function in humans exposed to environmental conditions ranging from 200 feet of seawater depth to high altitude, gas exchange during diving, the pathophysiology of high altitude pulmonary edema, the effect of anesthesia and postoperative analgesia on pulmonary function and monitoring of tissue oxygenation. Ongoing human studies include the use of fractals to study breathing patterns during environmental and perioperative stress, mechanisms of immersion pulmonary edema and the effect of chemosensitivity on postoperative ventilation and gas exchange.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Medical Director, Hyperbaric Center
  • Professor of Medicine

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 5676 Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-8762
  • Email Address: richard.moon@duke.edu

Education:

  • M.D. McGill University (Canada), 1973

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Leonard Palumbo Jr, MD Faculty Achievement Award. Duke University School of Medicine. 2012
  • Teacher of the Year. Dept. of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center. 2009
  • Mentorship Award. AMA-Women Physicians Congress Physician Mentor Recognition Program. 2007
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education. Dept. of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center. 1997
  • Teacher of the Year. Dept. of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center. 1986

Courses Taught:

  • ANESTH 445C: PHYSIOLOGY & MEDICINE OF EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
  • ASEP 301B: RESEARCH IN ASEP

Representative Publications:

    • Vann, RD; Butler, FK; Mitchell, SJ; Moon, RE, Decompression illness., The Lancet, vol 377 no. 9760 (2011), pp. 153-164 [10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61085-9] [abs].
    • Peacher, DF; Pecorella, SRH; Freiberger, JJ; Natoli, MJ; Schinazi, EA; Doar, PO; Boso, AE; Walker, AJ; Gill, M; Kernagis, D; Uguccioni, D; Moon, RE, Effects of hyperoxia on ventilation and pulmonary hemodynamics during immersed prone exercise at 4.7 ATA: possible implications for immersion pulmonary edema., Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol 109 no. 1 (2010), pp. 68-78 [10.1152/japplphysiol.01431.2009] [abs].
    • Moon, RE; Gray, LL, Breath-hold diving and cerebral decompression illness., Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc, vol 37 no. 1 (2010), pp. 1-5 [abs].
    • Moon, RE; Cherry, AD; Stolp, BW; Camporesi, EM, Pulmonary gas exchange in diving., Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol 106 no. 2 (2009), pp. 668-677 [10.1152/japplphysiol.91104.2008] [abs].
    • Wester, TE; Cherry, AD; Pollock, NW; Freiberger, JJ; Natoli, MJ; Schinazi, EA; Doar, PO; Boso, AE; Alford, EL; Walker, AJ; Uguccioni, DM; Kernagis, D; Moon, RE, Effects of head and body cooling on hemodynamics during immersed prone exercise at 1 ATA., Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol 106 no. 2 (2009), pp. 691-700 [10.1152/japplphysiol.91237.2008] [abs].
    • Cherry, AD; Forkner, IF; Frederick, HJ; Natoli, MJ; Schinazi, EA; Longphre, JP; Conard, JL; White, WD; Freiberger, JJ; Stolp, BW; Pollock, NW; Doar, PO; Boso, AE; Alford, EL; Walker, AJ; Ma, AC; Rhodes, MA; Moon, RE, Predictors of increased PaCO2 during immersed prone exercise at 4.7 ATA., Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol 106 no. 1 (2009), pp. 316-325 [10.1152/japplphysiol.00885.2007] [abs].
    • Forkner, IF; Piantadosi, CA; Scafetta, N; Moon, RE, Hyperoxia-induced tissue hypoxia: a danger?, Anesthesiology, vol 106 no. 5 (2007), pp. 1051-1055 [10.1097/01.anes.0000265167.14383.44] [abs].
    • Moon, RE, Nitroglycerine: relief from the heartache of decompression sickness?, Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol 101 no. 6 (2006), pp. 1537-1538 [10.1152/japplphysiol.00777.2006] [abs].
    • Moon, RE, Bubbles in the brain: what to do for arterial gas embolism?, Critical Care Medicine, vol 33 no. 4 (2005), pp. 909-910 [abs].
    • Mummery, HJ; Stolp, BW; deL Dear, G; Doar, PO; Natoli, MJ; Boso, AE; Archibald, JD; Hobbs, GW; El-Moalem, HE; Moon, RE, Effects of age and exercise on physiological dead space during simulated dives at 2.8 ATA., Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol 94 no. 2 (2003), pp. 507-517 [10.1152/japplphysiol.00367.2002] [abs].