Our Committees

The Board of Directors, comprised of leading COPD experts, is GOLD’s main governing body. It encourages dissemination and adoption of the reports on COPD management through utilization of existing health care structures in individual countries and promotes international collaboration on COPD research.

The Science Committee evaluates new scientific evidence about COPD care, and prepares updates to scientific reports on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention.

The Dissemination Committee has the responsibility of enhancing dissemination of the content of COPD management and prevention reports and ensuring that all those concerned with the care of those with COPD are knowledgeable about the recommendations.

The GOLD National Leaders are individuals from around the world with an interest in promoting the goals of GOLD within their home country. The group meets periodically to share information about programs of health education, COPD management, and prevention.

The Workshop Panel, a group of international COPD experts, wrote the initial version of the GOLD guidelines in 2001.

Board of Directors

Alvar G. Agusti, MD, Chair
Director, Institut Clínic del Tòrax
Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona
Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona, Spain

Bartolome R. Celli, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Pulmonary Division
75 Francis Street, PBB Clinics 3
Boston, MA, 02115, USA

Rongchang Chen, MD
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease
(State Key Lab of Respiratory Disease & National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease)
First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
Guangzhou, China

Gerard Criner, MD
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19140 USA

Peter Frith, MD
Southern Respiratory Services
Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide
South Australia, Australia

David Halpin, MD
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Devon, United Kingdom

M. Victorina López Varela, MD
Cátedra de Neumología
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de la República, Hospital Maciel
Montevideo, Uruguay

Sundeep Salvi MD, PhD, FCCP, FRCP
Director, Chest Research Foundation
Marigold Complex
Kalyaninagar
Pune 411014, India

Claus Vogelmeier, MD
Director, Internal Medicine Clinic
University of Gießen and Marburg
School of Medicine
Standort Marburg Baldingerstraße
D-35043 Marburg, Germany

 

Page last updated: December 2015

Science Committee

The Science Committee evaluates new scientific evidence about asthma care, and prepares updates to scientific reports on asthma management and prevention.

 

Claus Vogelmeier, MD, Chair
Director, Internal Medicine Clinic
University of Gießen and Marburg
School of Medicine
Standort Marburg Baldingerstraße
D-35043 Marburg Germany
claus.vogelmeier@med.uni-marburg.de

Alvar G. Agusti, MD
Director, Institut Clínic del Tòrax
Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona
Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona
Alvar.Agusti@clinic.ub.es

Antonio Anzueto, MD
Professor Medicine
Pulmonary/Critical Care
University of Texas Health Science Center
111E 7400 Merton Minter Blvd
San Antonio Texas 78229
anzueto@uthscsa.edu

Peter J. Barnes, MD
Department of Thoracic Medicine
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College, Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY United Kingdom

Jean Bourbeau, MD
Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2P4, Canada
jean.bourbeau@mcgill.ca

Gerard Criner, MD
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140
Gerard.Criner@tuhs.temple.edu

Peter Frith, MD
Southern Respiratory Services
Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide
South Australia, Australia
Peter.Frith@health.sa.gov.au

David Halpin, MD
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Devon, United Kingdom
d.halpin@nhs.net

MeiLan Han, MD MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
mrking@med.umich.edu

Fernando Martinez, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th St, Room M-522
Box 130
New York, NY   10065
fjm2003@med.cornell.edu

Maria Montes de Oca, MD
Hospital Universitario de Caracas
Servicio de Neumonología y Cirugía de Tórax, los Chaguaramos 1030
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela
montesdeoca.maria@gmail.com

Alberto Papi, MD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine,
University of Ferrara, Italy
alberto.papi@unife.it

Ian Pavord MA DM FRCP FERS FMedSci
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine Unit
Nuffield Department of Medicine
NDM Research Building
Old Road Campus
Oxford OX3 7FZ
ian.pavord@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Nicolas Roche, MD
Professor of Medicine
Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine
Cochin Hospital Group, University Paris
Descartes
HIA Val de Grâce 4e C
74, Bd de Port Royal, 75004 Paris France
nicolas.roche@cch.aphp.fr

Don D. Sin, MD
Professor of Medicine
St Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
don.sin@hli.ubc.ca

Dave Singh, MD
University of Manchester
Medicines Evaluation Unit
University Hospital of South Manchester
Foundation Trust
Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.
dsingh@meu.org.uk

Rob Stockley, MD
Director of R&D and Consultant Physician
Lung Investigation Unit, Medicine
University Hospitals Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TH United Kingdom
Rob.Stockley@uhb.nhs.uk

Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Airways Disease Section
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London,
Emmanuel Kaye Building,
Manresa Road,
London SW3 6LR UK
j.wedzicha@imperial.ac.uk

Joergen Vestbo
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
University of Manchester
Education and Research Centre
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
Manchester
M23 9LT

M.Victorina López Varela, MD
Cátedra de Neumología
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de la República
Hospital Maciel
Montevideo, Uruguay
victorina.lopezvarela@gmail.com

ALBANIA

Professor Perlat Kapisyzi
Tirana, Albania
kapisyzi@albaniaonline.net

ARGENTINA

Dr. Eduardo A. Schiavi
Buenos Aires, Argentina
eduardo.schiavi@gmail.com

AUSTRALIA

Peter Frith, MD
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Peter.Frith@health.sa.gov.au

AUSTRIA

Dr. Otto Chris Burghuber
otto.burghuber@wienkav.at

BANGLADESH

Prof. Md. Mostafizur Rahman
Dhaka, Bangladesh
prof.m.rahman@gmail.com

Dr. Kazi S. Bennoor
Dhaka, Bangladesh
bennoor@gmail.com

BELGIUM

Professor Wim Janssens
Leuven, Belgium
wim.janssens@uzleuven.be

BRAZIL

Dr. Jose Roberto Jardim
Sao Paulo, Brazil
jardimpneumo@gmail.com

Aquiles Camelier, MD
aquilescamelier@yahoo.com.br

Fernando Lundgren, MD
lungrenf@gmail.com

BULGARIA

Dr. Yavor Ivanov
Pleven, Bulgaria
pulmovan@gmail.com

Dr. Kosta Kostov
Sofia, Bulgaria

CANADA

Dr. Dennis E. O’Donnell
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
odonnell@post.queensu.ca

CHILE

Dr. Manuel Barros
barros.manuel@gmail.com

CHINA

Chunxue Bai, MD, PhD
Shanghai, China
cxbai@zshospital.com

Jiangtao Lin, MD
Beijing, China
jiangtao_l@263.net

Fu-Qiang Wen, MD, PhD
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
wenfuqiang@126.com

Nan-Shan Zhong, MD
Guangzhou, China
nanshan@vip.163.com

COLOMBIA

Alejandro Casas, MD
Vice-Director, COPD Department
Latin American Thoracic Society
acasas@neumologica.org

CROATIA

Neven Miculinic, MD
Zagreb, Croatia
nmicula@gmail.com

CZECH REPUBLIC

Stanislav Kos, MD, PhD., FCCP
Mirosov, Czech Republic
St.Kos@seznam.cz

Jaromir Musil, MD
President, Czech Association Against COPD
JaromirMusil@seznam.cz

Vladimir Vondra, MD, PhD
Prague, Czech Republic
v.vondra@volny.cz

DENMARK

Ejvind Frausing Hansen, MD
Hvidovre, Denmark
frausing@dadlnet.dk

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dr. Eduardo Gautreau de Windt
Provincia Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
gautreau@hotmail.com

EGYPT

Hisham Tarraf, MD
Cairo, Egypt
tarraf_hisham@hotmail.com

EL SALVADOR

Dr. Victor Castro Gòmez
San Salvador,  El Salvador
victor_castro51@yahoo.com

FRANCE

Professor Gerard Huchon
Paris, France
service.pneumologie@htd.ap-hop-paris.fr

GEORGIA

Maia Gotua, MD, PhD
Tbilisi, Georgia
maiagotua@gmail.com

HONG KONG CHINA

David S.C. Hui, MD
Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong
dschui@cuhk.edu.hk

ICELAND

Thorarinn Gislason, MD, PhD
Reykjavik, Iceland
thorarig@landspitali.is

Dr Gunnar Gudmundsson
Reykjavik, Iceland
ggudmund@landspitali.is

INDIA

Rohini V. Chowgule, MD
Mumbai, India
drrohinichowgule@gmail.com

Dr. R. Narasimhan, MD
Chennai, India
drrnarasimhan@gmail.com

INDONESIA

Professor Faisal Yunus
faisalyunus@ymail.com

IRAN

Dr. Masjedi Mohammad Reza
Tehran, Iran
mrmasjedi@gmail.com

Dr. Mohammad Ashkan Moslehi
Shiraz, Iran
ashkanmoslehi@gmail.com

IRELAND

Timothy J. McDonnell, MD
Dublin, Ireland
drtimmcdonnell@mac.com

ISRAEL

Zvi G. Fridlender, MD, MSc
Jerusalem, Israel
Fridlender@hadassah.org.il

ITALY

Professor Lorenzo Corbetta
Florence, Italylorenzo.corbetta@unifi.it

JAPAN

Takahide Nagase, MD
Tokyo, Japan
takahide-tky@umin.ac.jp

Michiaki Mishima, MD
Kyoto, Japan
mishima@kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp

JORDAN

Bashar Nsour, MD
Amman, Jordan
dr.basharnsour@hotmail.com

Jawad Hamad, MD
Amman, Jordan
Jawad.Hamad@gmail.com

KAZAKHSTAN

Damilya Nugmanova, MD, PhD, DSci
Almaty, Kazakhstan
info@asvk.kz

KOREA

Yeon-Mok Oh, MD
Seoul, South Korea
ymoh55@amc.seoul.kr

KUWAIT

Professor Mousa Khadadah
Kuwait University
mousa@hsc.edu.kw

KYRGYZSTAN

Talant Sooronbaev, MD
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
sooronbaev@yahoo.com

MALTA

Prof Joseph M Cacciottolo
Pieta, Malta
jcac1@um.edu.mt
joseph.cacciottolo@um.edu.mt

MEXICO

Dr. J. Javier Díaz Castañón
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
javierdiazc@megared.net.mx
jjdiaz@uag.mx

MOLDOVA

Alexandru Corlateanu, MD, PhD
ERS National Delegate
Republic of Moldova
alexandru_corlateanu@yahoo.com

MONGOLIA

Dr. Oyunchimeg
Chair of International Cooperation MRS
oyunah@yahoo.com

NEPAL

Dr. M. R. Pandey
Kathmandu, Nepal
pandeymr@gmail.com

NETHERLANDS

Klaus Rabe, MD
Leiden, The Netherlands
K.F.Rabe@lumc.nl

NEW ZEALAND

Harold Rea, MD
Auckland, New Zealand
HRea@middlemore.co.nz

NICARAGUA

Dr. Jorge Cuadra
Sociedad Nicaraguense
jacuadra@ibw.com.ni

NORWAY

Amund Gulsvik, MD
Bergen, Norway
amund.gulsvik@med.uib.no

Ernst Omenaas, MD
Bergen, Norway
ernst.omenaas@haukeland.no

PAKISTAN

Professor Javaid Khan
Karachi, Pakistan
javaid.khan@aku.edu

Dr. Jamil Ur Rehman Tahir
Kammanwala, Sialkot Cantt, Pakistan
drjamiltahir@yahoo.com

Dr. Mohammad Osman Yusuf
Islamabad, Pakistan
osman_allergy@yahoo.com

PHILIPPINES

Teresita S. deGuia, MD
Quezon City, Philippines
tsdeguia@yahoo.com

POLAND

Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka, MD, PhD
Krakow, Poland
ewa.nizankowska@mp.pl

Paul Kuca, MD
Warsaw, Poland
p.kuca@igichp.edu.pl

ROMANIA

Florin Mihaltan, MD
Bucharest, Romania
mihaltan@starnets.ro

Ruxandra Ulmeanu, MD
Bucharest, Romania
r_ulmeanu@yahoo.com

RUSSIA

Alexander Chuchalin, MD
Moscow, Russia
chuchalin@inbox.ru

Professor Dmitri R. Rackita, MD, PhD
Ryazan, Russia
dannover@mail.ru

Professor Alexandre Vizel, MD
Kazan, Tatarstan Republic, Russian Federation
lordara@inbox.ru

Professor Eugeny Shmelev, MD
eishmelev@mail.ru

SINGAPORE

Dr. Kian-Chung Ong
ongkianchung@yahoo.com.sg

Wan-Cheng Tan, MD,
Chair, Asian Pacific COPD Roundtable
wtan@mrl.ubc.ca

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Ruzena Tkacova, MD PhD
Kosice, Slovakia
ruzena.tkacova@upjs.sk

SLOVENIA

Professor Dr. Stanislav Suskovic
Golnik, Slovenia
stanislav.suskovic@klinika-golnik.si

SOUTH AFRICA

Professor E.M. Irusen
Tygerberg, South Africa
eirusen@sun.ac.za

SPAIN

Dr. Patricia Sobradillo
psobradillo@separ.es

SWITZERLAND

Daiana Stolz, MD
Basel, Switzerland
dstolz@uhbs.ch

SYRIA

Yousser Mohammad, MD
Lattakia, Syria
mohamyou@scs-net.org

TURKEY

Professor Ali Kocabas, MD
Balcali, Adana, Turkey
kocabas@gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Hakan Gunen
Malatya, Turkey
hgunen@yahoo.com

URUGUAY

Mará Victorina López, MD
Montevideo, Uruguay
mlopez@chasque.net

VENEZUELA

Maria Montes de Oca, MD
Caracas, Venezuela
montesdeoca.maria@gmail.com

VIETNAM

Ngo Quy Chau, MD, PhD
Hanoi, Vietnam
ngoquychau@fpt.vn

Le Thi Tuyet Lan, MD, PhD
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
tuyetlanyds@gmail.com

YEMEN

Khaled Al-Shair, MD
alshair02@yahoo.com