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 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.

Education and Training

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


Fawcett, T. A., R. E. Moon, P. J. Fracica, G. Y. Mebane, D. R. Theil, and C. A. Piantadosi. “Warehouse workers’ headache: The author replies.” Journal of Occupational Medicine 34, no. 9 (January 1, 1992): 871–72.


Moon, R. E. “Preoperative evaluation.” Problems in Urology 6, no. 1 (January 1, 1992): 1–28.


Fawcett, T. A., R. E. Moon, P. J. Fracica, G. Y. Mebane, D. R. Theil, and C. A. Piantadosi. “Warehouse workers' headache. Carbon monoxide poisoning from propane-fueled forklifts..” J Occup Med 34, no. 1 (January 1992): 12–15.


Zhang, J., C. E. Fife, M. S. Currie, R. E. Moon, C. A. Piantadosi, and R. D. Vann. “Venous gas emboli and complement activation after deep repetitive air diving..” Undersea Biomed Res 18, no. 4 (July 1991): 293–302.


Hampson, N. B., E. M. Camporesi, B. W. Stolp, R. E. Moon, J. E. Shook, J. A. Griebel, and C. A. Piantadosi. “Cerebral oxygen availability by NIR spectroscopy during transient hypoxia in humans..” J Appl Physiol (1985) 69, no. 3 (September 1990): 907–13.

Full Text

Bond, J. G., R. E. Moon, and D. L. Morris. “Initial table treatment of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism..” Aviat Space Environ Med 61, no. 8 (August 1990): 738–43.