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


Feldmeier, John J., Neil B. Hampson, and Michael Bennett. “In response to the negative randomized controlled hyperbaric trial by Annane et al in the treatment of mandibular ORN.” Undersea Hyperb Med 32, no. 3 (May 2005): 141–43.


West, Bruce J., Lori A. Griffin, Heather J. Frederick, and Richard E. Moon. “The independently fractal nature of respiration and heart rate during exercise under normobaric and hyperbaric conditions.” Respir Physiol Neurobiol 145, no. 2–3 (February 15, 2005): 219–33.

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Dear, G de L., N. W. Pollock, D. M. Uguccioni, J. Dovenbarger, M. N. Feinglos, and R. E. Moon. “Plasma glucose responses in recreational divers with insulin-requiring diabetes.” Undersea Hyperb Med 31, no. 3 (2004): 291–301.


Moon, R. E., and A. A. Bove. “Transcatheter occlusion of patent foramen ovale: a prevention for decompression illness?” Undersea Hyperb Med 31, no. 3 (2004): 271–74.


Buch, David A., Habib El Moalem, Joel A. Dovenbarger, Donna M. Uguccioni, and Richard E. Moon. “Cigarette smoking and decompression illness severity: a retrospective study in recreational divers.” Aviat Space Environ Med 74, no. 12 (December 2003): 1271–74.


Lanzinger, Marcella J., Eugene W. Moretti, Robert F. Wilderman, Habib E. El-Moalem, John G. Toffaletti, and Richard E. Moon. “The relationship between ionized and total serum magnesium concentrations during abdominal surgery.” J Clin Anesth 15, no. 4 (June 2003): 245–49.

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Mummery, H. J., B. W. Stolp, G. deL Dear, P. O. Doar, M. J. Natoli, A. E. Boso, J. D. Archibald, G. W. Hobbs, H. E. El-Moalem, and R. E. Moon. “Effects of age and exercise on physiological dead space during simulated dives at 2.8 ATA.” J Appl Physiol (1985) 94, no. 2 (February 2003): 507–17.

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