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Richard Edward Moon

Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, General, Vascular, High Risk Transplant & Critical Care
Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC
5676 Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710


Research interests include the study of cardiorespiratory function in humans during challenging clinical settings including the perioperative period, and exposure to environmental conditions such as diving and high altitude. Studies have included gas exchange during diving, the pathophysiology of high altitude and immersion pulmonary edema, the effect of anesthesia and postoperative analgesia on pulmonary function and monitoring of tissue oxygenation. Ongoing human studies include the effect of respiratory muscle training on chemosensitivity and blood gases during stressful breathing: underwater exercise.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Medical Director, Hyperbaric Center · 2006 - Present Anesthesiology, Clinical Science Departments
Professor of Medicine · 2007 - Present Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

McGill University (Canada) · 1973 M.D.