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


Calabrese, Evan, Peter Jm Ceponis, Bruce J. Derrick, and Richard E. Moon. “Successful treatment of pneumatosis intestinalis with associated pneumoperitoneum and ileus with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.” Bmj Case Rep 2017 (May 30, 2017).

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Dunworth, Sophia A., Michael J. Natoli, Mary Cooter, Anne D. Cherry, Dionne F. Peacher, Jennifer F. Potter, Tracy E. Wester, John J. Freiberger, and Richard E. Moon. “Hypercapnia in diving: a review of CO₂ retention in submersed exercise at depth.” Undersea Hyperb Med 44, no. 3 (May 2017): 191–209.

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Gulack, Brian C., Betsy Hale, William D. White, Richard E. Moon, and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero. “Marriage and mortality after noncardiac surgery.” J Surg Res 210 (April 2017): 152–58.

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Bennett-Guerrero, Elliott, Evelyn L. Lockhart, Nicholas Bandarenko, Mary L. Campbell, Michael J. Natoli, Veronika K. Jamnik, Timothy R. Carter, and Richard E. Moon. “A randomized controlled pilot study of VO2 max testing: a potential model for measuring relative in vivo efficacy of different red blood cell products.” Transfusion 57, no. 3 (March 2017): 630–36.

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Hampson, Neil B., Richard E. Moon, and Lindell K. Weaver. “Another perspective on ACEP policy on critical issues in carbon monoxide poisoning: Invited commentary.” Undersea Hyperb Med 44, no. 2 (March 2017): 89–92.

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Fox, William C., Matthew Read, Richard E. Moon, Eugene W. Moretti, and Brian J. Colin. “An Undiagnosed Paraganglioma in a 58-Year-Old Female Who Underwent Tumor Resection.” Case Rep Anesthesiol 2017 (2017): 5796409.

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Charles, H. C., R. Baumgartner, M. Ainslie, J. Evelhoch, E. Boudreau, R. A. Railkar, A. F. Halaweish, et al. “Visualization And Evaluation Of Regional Treatment Response In Subjects With Asthma Using 19f Mri Of Perfluorinated Gases Mixed With Oxygen And 1h Mri Using Oemri.” In American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 195. AMER THORACIC SOC, 2017.


Ceponis, Peter J., William Fox, Tina D. Tailor, Lynne M. Hurwitz, Timothy J. Amrhein, and Richard E. Moon. “Non-dysbaric arterial gas embolism associated with chronic necrotizing pneumonia, bullae and coughing: a case report.” Undersea Hyperb Med 44, no. 1 (January 2017): 73–77.

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