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 richard.moon@duke.edu

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

Publications

Yen, Timothy E., John C. Allen, Sarah K. Rivelli, Stephanie C. Patterson, Meredith R. Metcalf, Benjamin J. Flink, Aibek E. Mirrakhimov, et al. “Association between Serum IGF-I levels and Postoperative Delirium in Elderly Subjects Undergoing Elective Knee Arthroplasty..” Sci Rep 6 (February 5, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep20736.

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26846868
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Moon, Richard E., Stefanie D. Martina, Dionne F. Peacher, and William E. Kraus. “Deaths in triathletes: immersion pulmonary oedema as a possible cause..” Bmj Open Sport Exerc Med 2, no. 1 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000146.

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27900191
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Clarke, J. R., R. E. Moon, J. M. Chimiak, R. Stinton, K. B. Van Hoesen, and M. A. Lang. “Don’t dive cold when you don’t have to.” Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine 45, no. 1 (December 1, 2015).

Scholars@Duke

Pecorella, Shelly R. H., Jennifer V. F. Potter, Anne D. Cherry, Dionne F. Peacher, Karen E. Welty-Wolf, Richard E. Moon, Claude A. Piantadosi, and Hagir B. Suliman. “The HO-1/CO system regulates mitochondrial-capillary density relationships in human skeletal muscle..” Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 309, no. 8 (October 15, 2015): L857–71. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajplung.00104.2015.

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26186946
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Pendergast, David R., Richard E. Moon, John J. Krasney, Heather E. Held, and Paola Zamparo. “Human Physiology in an Aquatic Environment..” Compr Physiol 5, no. 4 (September 20, 2015): 1705–50. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphy.c140018.

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26426465
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Potter, Jennifer V. F., and Richard E. Moon. “Commentaries on Viewpoint: Why do some patients stop breathing after taking narcotics? Ventilatory chemosensitivity as a predictor of opioid-induced respiratory depression..” J Appl Physiol (1985) 119, no. 4 (August 15, 2015): 420–22. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00034.2015.

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25792710
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Potter, Jennifer V. F., and Richard E. Moon. “Last Word on Viewpoint: Why do some patients stop breathing after taking narcotics? Ventilatory chemosensitivity as a predictor of opioid-induced respiratory depression..” J Appl Physiol (1985) 119, no. 4 (August 15, 2015). https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00430.2015.

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26276976
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Medford, Marlon A., Heath G. Gasier, Eric Hexdall, Andrew D. Moffat, John J. Freiberger, and Richard E. Moon. “Research report: Charcoal type used for hookah smoking influences CO production..” Undersea Hyperb Med 42, no. 4 (July 2015): 375–80.

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26403022
Scholars@Duke

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