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

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 & Exercise Medicine 2, no. 1 (January 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

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

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26426465
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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..” American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 309, no. 8 (October 2015): L857–71. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajplung.00104.2015.

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26186946
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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..” Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 119, no. 4 (August 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..” Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 119, no. 4 (August 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 & Hyperbaric Medicine : Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc 42, no. 4 (July 2015): 375–80.

PMID
26403022
Scholars@Duke

Peacher, Dionne F., Stefanie D. Martina, Claire E. Otteni, Tracy E. Wester, Jennifer F. Potter, and Richard Edward Moon. “Immersion pulmonary edema and comorbidities: case series and updated review..” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47, no. 6 (June 2015): 1128–34. https://doi.org/10.1249/mss.0000000000000524.

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25222821
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