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 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

Publications

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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5796409.

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29163991
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Freiberger, J. J., B. J. Derrick, M. J. Natoli, I. Akushevich, E. A. Schinazi, C. Parker, B. W. Stolp, et al. “Assessment of the interaction of hyperbaric N2, CO2, and O2 on psychomotor performance in divers.” J Appl Physiol (1985) 121, no. 4 (October 1, 2016): 953–64. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00534.2016.

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27633739
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Moon, Richard E., and Jennifer V. F. Potter. “Follow-up to Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses.” Ann Intern Med 165, no. 5 (September 6, 2016): 377–78. https://doi.org/10.7326/L16-0110.

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27595220
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Moon, Richard E. “Iatrogenic cerebral gas embolism.” Diving Hyperb Med 46, no. 2 (June 2016): 119.

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27335001
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Moon, Richard E., Stefanie D. Martina, Dionne F. Peacher, Jennifer F. Potter, Tracy E. Wester, Anne D. Cherry, Michael J. Natoli, et al. “Swimming-Induced Pulmonary Edema: Pathophysiology and Risk Reduction With Sildenafil.” Circulation 133, no. 10 (March 8, 2016): 988–96. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019464.

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26882910
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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): 20736. 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): e000146. 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): 62.

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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.” 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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