Peter Moore, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter G. Moore, M.D., Ph.D.



Pain Medicine




  • Chair of Anesthesiology
  • Professor
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4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Moore's clinical and research interests involve cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia as well as lung transplant anesthesia, subjects on which he has published widely in books and journals. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Moore has also conducted research investigating hypertonic saline, airway thermal volume in humans and its relation to body size, and the effects of calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) and adenosine on regional coronary conductance in dogs with ventricular pacing.


General Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 1972

Ph.D., University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, 1991

B.S., University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 1972


Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 1972

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, Australia, 1973


Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Melbourne, Australia, 1992

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia, 1977

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Echocardiography

Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors

Association of Anesthesiology Program Directors & Society of Academic Anesthesiology Chairs

Association of University Anesthesiologists

International Anesthesia Research Society

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Select Recent Publications

Zhong C, Fleming NW, Lu X, Moore P and H Liu. Age-associated differences in gene expression in response to delayed anesthetic preconditioning. Age, 2012; (34) 1459-1472.

Lu X, Moore PG, Liu H, Schaefer S. Phosphorylation of ARC is a critical element in the antiapoptotic effect of anesthetic preconditioning. Anesth Analg, 2011; 112(3): 525-31.

Liu H, Moore PG. KATP channel blocker does not abolish the protective effect of Na/H exchange 1 inhibition against ischaemia/reperfusion in aged myocardium. Eur J Anaesthesiol, 2010; 27(8): 740-6.

Macres SM, Moore PG, Fishman SM: Acute Pain Management, Barash, Cullen, Stoelting, Cahalan and Stock, 6th edition, (ed), Clinical Anesthesia, 2009; Vol. Chapter 57, pp.1473-1504.

Konia M, Uppington J, Moore P, Liu H. Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm: a late complication of coronary artery bypass. Anesth Analg, 2008; 106(3): 767-8.

Nguyen NT, Ho HS, Fleming NW, Moore P, Lee SJ, Goldman CD, Cole CJ, Wolfe BM. Cardiac function during laparoscopic vs open gastric bypass. Surg Endosc, 2002; 16(1): 78-83.

P.G. Moore, Quail, A. W., Cottee, D.B., Mcllveen S.A., and White, S.W. Effect of Fentanyl on baroreflex control of circumflex coronary conductance. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, (2000) 27, 1034-1038.

Porges, W.L., Hennessy, E.J., Quail, A.W., Cottee, David B.F., Moore, P.G. Mcllveen, S.A., G.H. Parsons and S.W. White. Heart-Lung interactions: The sigh and autonomic control in the bronchial and coronary circulations. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (2000) 27, 1022-1027.

Cottee, D.B., Quail, A., Porges, W.L., P.G. Moore and S.W. White. Effects of anaesthesis on regional coronary control mechanisms. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (2000) 27, 1034-1038.

Kien ND, Reitan JA, Moore PG. Hypertonic saline: current research and clinical implications. Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain, 1998; 17(3): 167-173.