Richard Edward Moon, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Hyperbaric Center
Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 5676 Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-8762
Email address

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 mechanisms of immersion pulmonary edema and the effect of chemosensitivity on postoperative ventilation and gas exchange.

Education and Training

  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Duke University, 1981 - 1983
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Duke University, 1979 - 1981
  • Graduate School, Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto (Canada), 1978 - 1979
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto (Canada), 1977 - 1978
  • Graduate School, Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto (Canada), 1975 - 1977
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto (Canada), 1974 - 1975
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto (Canada), 1973 - 1974
  • M.D., McGill University (Canada), 1973


Forkner, I. F., C. A. Piantadosi, H. C. Charles, N. Scafetta, and R. E. Moon. “In reply (Anesthesiology (2008) 108, (169-170)).” Anesthesiology 108, no. 3 (January 1, 2008): 546.


Freiberger, John J., Rebecca Padilla-Burgos, Austin H. Chhoeu, Kevin H. Kraft, Otto Boneta, R. E. Moon, and C. A. Piantadosi. “Hyperbaric oxygen treatment and bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw: a case series.” J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65, no. 7 (July 2007): 1321–27.

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Longphre, J. M., P. J. Denoble, R. E. Moon, R. D. Vann, and J. J. Freiberger. “First aid normobaric oxygen for the treatment of recreational diving injuries.” Undersea Hyperb Med 34, no. 1 (January 2007): 43–49.


Scafetta, N., R. E. Moon, and B. J. West. “Fractal response of physiological signals to stress conditions, environmental changes, and neurodegenerative diseases.” Complexity 12, no. 5 (January 1, 2007): 12–17.

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Suliman, Hagir B., Michael Rhodes, Richard E. Moon, Martha Site Carraway, and Claude A. Piantadosi. “Skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis induced by carbon monoxide.” In Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 43:S72–S72. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2007.


Jennings, Richard T., David M. F. Murphy, David L. Ware, Serena M. Aunon, Richard E. Moon, Valery V. Bogomolov, Valeri V. Morgun, et al. “Medical qualification of a commercial spaceflight participant: not your average astronaut.” Aviat Space Environ Med 77, no. 5 (May 2006): 475–84.


Moon, Richard E., Thomas A. McGraw, and George Blakey. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for radiation necrosis of the jaw: comments on a randomized study.” Undersea Hyperb Med 32, no. 3 (May 2005): 145–47.