Richard Edward Moon
Professor of Anesthesiology

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.

Current Research Interests

Mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression
Decompression procedures for altitude diving
Prevention and treatment of swimming-induced pulmonary edema (immersion pulmonary edema)
Testing of novel breathing gases for decompression in divers
Enhanced training of the respiratory muscles

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 5676 Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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