- Internship - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (2008-2009), Internal Medicine
- Residency - UCSF Medical Center (2009-2012), Anesthesiology
- Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2004-2008)
Tiffany Moon, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors as well as a Distinction in Research. She completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco.
Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.
Her research interests include obesity, thoracic anesthesia, pain perception under general anesthesia, difficult airways, and neuromuscular blockade and reversal.
Dr. Moon is passionate about medical student and resident education, and in 2014 she won the Dennis F. Landers, M.D., Ph.D. Faculty of the Year Teaching Award.
She serves on multiple committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists and is an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP). Dr. Moon is the principal investigator on multiple clinical research grants and has received numerous research awards.
She has published more than three dozen original manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters and speaks internationally on topics related to her research.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- International Society for the Perioperative Care of Obese Patients (2016), Board of Directors
- American Society of Anesthesiologists (2008)
- International Anesthesia Research Society (2009)
- Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (2012)
- Trauma Anesthesia Society (2014)
- National Board of Echocardiography, Diplomate (2014)
- Society for Airway Management (2016)
- Association of University Anesthesiologists (2019)
Honors & Awards
- D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2021
- American Society of Anesthesiologists and Society for Education in Anesthesia Distinguished Educator Award 2019
- D Magazine Best Doctor 2019
- International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patients (ISPCOP) Annual Meeting First Place Clinical Research Presentation 2018
- Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) ‘Cheers for Research’ Second Place, Selected for Oral Presentation 2018
- California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) Best of Annual Meeting Abstract, Selected for Oral Presentation 2017
- International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Kosaka Best of Annual Meeting Abstract Awards Finalist in Clinical Research (selected from 650 submitted abstracts) 2017
- Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) ‘Cheers for Research’ Second Place, Selected for Oral Presentation 2017
- International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patients (ISPCOP) Annual Meeting Abstract Awards Third Place, Selected for Oral Presentation 2017
- Dennis F. Landers, MD, PhD Teaching Award 2014, Annually awarded to one faculty member who consistently demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching residents
- Parkland Hospital Circles of Life Award Recipient 2013, Award given to the faculty physician who most exemplifies compassion, integrity, respect, collaboration, leadership, excellence, and stewardship, as voted on by the Parkland staff.
- Alpha Omega Alpha 2008
- Pepper T. Jenkins Medical Student of the Year 2008
- Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Research Award Recipient 2005
Books & Publications
Advances in trauma anesthesia. in Advances in Anesthesia
Sappenfield JW, Moon TS. (2016), Philadelphia, Elsevier
Methemoglobinemia in Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th ed.
Moon, TS (2017), Philadelphia, Elsevier
Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery in Basic Clinical Anesthesia
Moon TS, Aleshi P (2014), New York, Springer
The Obese Patient in Anesthesiology (3rd ed)
Moon TS, Ogunnaike B, Whitten CW (2015), New York, McGraw Hill
Induction of General Anesthesia and Positioning in Obesity in Core Topics in Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care of the Morbidly Obese Surgical Patient
Moon, TS (2018), Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press
- Advances in trauma anesthesia. in Advances in Anesthesia
Body, eye, and chorioallantoic vessel growth are not dependent upon cardiac output level in day 3-4 chicken embryos
Burggren W, Khorrami S, Pinder A, Sun T Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2004 6 287 R1399-406
The Relationship between patient risk factors and early versus late postoperative emetic symptoms
White PF, Sacan O, Nuangchamnong N, Sun T, Eng M Anesthesia Analgesia 2008 107 459-63
Perioperative versus postoperative celecoxib on patient outcomes after major plastic surgery procedures.
Sun T, Sacan O, White PF, Coleman J, Rohrich RJ, Kenkel JM Anesthesia and analgesia 2008 Mar 106 3 950-8, table of contents
A survey of education and confidence level among graduating anesthesia residents with regard to selected peripheral nerve blocks.
Moon TS, Lim E, Kinjo S BMC anesthesiology 2013 Jul 13 1 16
Biphasic change of progenitor proliferation in dentate gyrus after single dose of isoflurane in young adult rats.
Lin N, Moon TS, Stratmann G, Sall JW Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology 2013 Jul 25 3 306-10
Anesthetic Management and Challenges in the Pregnant Patient
Tiffany Sun Moon MD, Joshua Sappenfield MD Current Anesthesiology Reports 2015
A Mnemonic to facilitate the handover from the operating room to intensive care unit: ?I PUT PATIENTS FIRST"
Moon TS, Gonzales MX, Woods AP Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Research 2015 545 6 R1-4
Are morbidly obese patients suitable for ambulatory surgery?
Moon TS, Joshi GP Current opinion in anaesthesiology 2016 Feb 29 1 141-5
Body mass index and outcomes of in-hospital ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation arrest.
Ogunnaike BO, Whitten CW, Minhajuddin A, Melikman E, Joshi GP, Moon TS, Schneider PM, Bradley SM Resuscitation 2016 Jun 105 156-160
Improving the quality of the operating room to intensive care unit handover at an urban teaching hospital through a bundled intervention.
Moon TS, Gonzales MX, Woods AP, Fox PE Journal of clinical anesthesia 2016 Jun 31 5-12
Utilization of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).
Yuen SW, Barrios E, Moon T, Pak T, Smith KM, Toomay S, Cripps MW, Journal of clinical anesthesia 2019 Dec 58 31-32
The influence of morbid obesity on difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation.
Moon TS, Fox PE, Somasundaram A, Minhajuddin A, Gonzales MX, Pak TJ, Ogunnaike B Journal of anesthesia 2019 Feb 33 1 96-102
Recent cocaine use and the incidence of hemodynamic events during general anesthesia: A retrospective cohort study.
Moon TS, Gonzales MX, Sun JJ, Kim A, Fox PE, Minhajuddin AT, Pak TJ, Ogunnaike B Journal of clinical anesthesia 2019 Jan 55 146-150
Apneic Oxygenation During Prolonged Laryngoscopy in Obese Patients: a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Trial of Nasal Cannula Oxygen Administration.
Moon TS, Tai K, Kim A, Gonzales MX, Lu R, Pak T, Smith K, Chen JL, Minhajuddin AT, Nnamani N, Fox PE, Ogunnaike B, Obesity surgery 2019 Jul
Preoperative Anemia Treatment With Intravenous Iron in Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review.
Smith A, Moon T, Pak T, Park B, Urman RD, Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation 2020 11 2151459320935094
Congenital complete heart block in the setting of severe pre-eclampsia requiring urgent cesarean section.
Preston D, Klucsarits S, Moon T, Nasir D, International journal of obstetric anesthesia 2020 11 44 74-76
Ambulatory bariatric surgery.
Chen JL, English WJ, Moon TS, International anesthesiology clinics 2020 Apr
The Obese Patient: Facts, Fables, and Best Practices.
Moon TS, Van de Putte P, De Baerdemaeker L, Schumann R, Anesthesia and analgesia 2020 Apr
The trauma patient with obesity: anesthetic challenges.
Chen JL, Urman RD, Moon TS, International anesthesiology clinics 2020 Apr
A Positive Cocaine Urine Toxicology Test and the Effect on Intraoperative Hemodynamics Under General Anesthesia.
Moon TS, Pak TJ, Kim A, Gonzales MX, Volnov Y, Wright E, Vu KQ, Lu RD, Sharifi A, Minhajuddin A, Chen JL, Fox PE, Gasanova I, Fox AA, Stewart J, Ogunnaike B, Anesthesia and analgesia 2020 Apr
Sugammadex versus neostigmine for reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade: A randomized, double-blinded study of thoracic surgical patients evaluating hypoxic episodes in the early postoperative period.
Moon TS, Reznik S, Pak T, Jan K, Pruszynski J, Kim A, Smith KM, Lu R, Chen J, Gasanova I, Fox PE, Ogunnaike B, Journal of clinical anesthesia 2020 Apr 64 109804
Metabolic syndrome - Evidence-based strategies for patient optimization.
Reyes SJ, Pak T, Moon TS, Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology 2020 Jun 34 2 131-140
Comparing the rate of fiberoptic bronchoscopy use with a video double lumen tube versus a conventional double lumen tube-a randomized controlled trial.
Onifade A, Lemon-Riggs D, Smith A, Pak T, Pruszynski J, Reznik S, Moon TS, Journal of thoracic disease 2020 Nov 12 11 6533-6541
Etomidate versus ketamine for emergency endotracheal intubation: a randomized clinical trial.
Matchett G, Gasanova I, Riccio CA, Nasir D, Sunna MC, Bravenec BJ, Azizad O, Farrell B, Minhajuddin A, Stewart JW, Liang LW, Moon TS, Fox PE, Ebeling CG, Smith MN, Trousdale D, Ogunnaike BO, Intensive care medicine 2021 Dec
Ketamine Use in the Surgical Patient: a Literature Review.
Moon TS, Smith KM, Current pain and headache reports 2021 Feb 25 3 17
Preoperative Anemia Treatment with Intravenous Iron Therapy in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery: A Systematic Review.
Moon T, Smith A, Pak T, Park BH, Beutler SS, Brown T, Kaye AD, Urman RD, Advances in therapy 2021 Mar 38 3 1447-1469
Identification of Sleep Medicine and Anesthesia Core Topics for Anesthesia Residency: A Modified Delphi Technique Survey.
Berezin L, Nagappa M, Wong J, Clivatti J, Singh M, Auckley D, Charchaflieh JG, Jonsson Fagerlund M, Gali B, Joshi GP, Overdyk FJ, Margarson M, Mokhlesi B, Moon T, Ramachandran SK, Ryan CM, Schumann R, Weingarten TN, Won CHJ, Chung F, Anesthesia and analgesia 2021 May 132 5 1223-1230
Comparison of NSQIP-SRC, TRISS, and ASA-PS to Predict Operative Trauma Mortality in Elderly Patients.
Stopenski S, Kuza CM, Luo X, Ogunnaike B, Ahmed MI, Melikman E, Moon T, Shoultz T, Feeler A, Dudaryk R, Navas J, Vasileiou G, Yeh DD, Matsushima K, Forestiere M, Lian T, Hernandez O, Ricks-Oddie J, Gabriel V, Nahmias J, The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2021 Nov
Soft palate perforation from Glidescope® intubation: A case report.
Oh MW, Yarmosh A, Francis D, Moon TS, Clinical case reports 2021 Sep 9 9 e04864
The use of tranexamic acid in trauma
Thota B, Marinica A, Oh MW, Cripps MW, Moon TS Curr Anesthesiol Rep 2022
Anesthetic considerations for the trauma patient with obesity
Oh MW, Valencia J, Moon TS Curr Anesthesiol Rep 2022
Airway management in patients with obesity
Thota B, Jan KM, Oh MW, Moon TS Saudi J Anaesth 2022 16 76-81
Detection of COVID-19 using multimodal data from a wearable device: results from the first TemPredict Study.
Mason AE, Hecht FM, Davis SK, Natale JL, Hartogensis W, Damaso N, Claypool KT, Dilchert S, Dasgupta S, Purawat S, Viswanath VK, Klein A, Chowdhary A, Fisher SM, Anglo C, Puldon KY, Veasna D, Prather JG, Pandya LS, Fox LM, Busch M, Giordano C, Mercado BK, Song J, Jaimes R, Baum BS, Telfer BA, Philipson CW, Collins PP, Rao AA, Wang EJ, Bandi RH, Choe BJ, Epel ES, Epstein SK, Krasnoff JB, Lee MB, Lee SW, Lopez GM, Mehta A, Melville LD, Moon TS, Mujica-Parodi LR, Noel KM, Orosco MA, Rideout JM, Robishaw JD, Rodriguez RM, Shah KH, Siegal JH, Gupta A, Altintas I, Smarr BL, Scientific reports 2022 03 12 1 3463
The Use of Tranexamic Acid in Trauma
Thota B, Marinica A, Oh MW, Cripps MW, Moon TS Current Anesthesiology Reports 2022 Jan 12 192-199
Anesthetic Considerations for the Trauma Patient with Obesity
Matthew W. Oh, Jesus Valencia & Tiffany S. Moon Current Anesthesiology Reports 2022 Jan 12 200-209
Patients with sleep-disordered breathing for bariatric surgery.
Oh MW, Chen JL, Moon TS, Saudi journal of anaesthesia 2022 Jul-Sep 16 3 299-305
Opioid-free and opioid-sparing anesthesia.
Siu EY, Moon TS, International anesthesiology clinics 2020 Jan
- Body, eye, and chorioallantoic vessel growth are not dependent upon cardiac output level in day 3-4 chicken embryos
- Trauma Anesthesia
- Transfusion Medicine, Massive Transfusion Protocols
- Thoracic Anesthesia
- Difficult Airway Management
- Anesthesia for Morbidly Obese Patients
- Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal
- Anesthesia for Drug-Abusing Patients
- Pain Management
- Thoracic Anesthesia
- Trauma Anesthesia
- Anesthesia for the Obese Patient
- Vascular Anesthesia
- Difficult Airways
- Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal