Richard E. Moon is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University. He is also the Medical Director for the Center of the Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Moon is a world-renowned researcher in anesthesiology, pulmonary, undersea, environmental and hyperbaric medicine, and has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications on both clinical and research topics in these areas. Moon’s research interests include pulmonary gas exchange under anesthesia, environmental physiology, altitude hypoxia, diving, immersion, pathophysiology of neurological decompression sickness, mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, mechanisms of postoperative pulmonary dysfunction, fractal analysis of breathing pattern, control of breathing, and opioid-induced ventilatory depression.
Moon earned his M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada and an M.D. and C.M. degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He holds certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Anesthesia from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada; American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Anesthesiology, and American Board of Internal Medicine in Critical Care Medicine, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine from the American Board of Preventative Medicine. Moon is a member of numerous scholarly societies and he is the recipient of numerous awards and special recognitions in the fields of diving safety, hyperbaric medicine, teaching and mentorship of young physicians and excellence in research.