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

Masahuru Nishimura, MD
Professor and Chairman
First Department of Medicine
Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Sapporo, Japan

Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Pulmonary Diseases
Hospital Clinic Vilarroel 170 08036 Barcelona Spain

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

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

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

Dr. 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

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

Leonardo M. Fabbri, MD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
University of Modena&ReggioEmilia
Via del Pozzo 71
41100 Modena, Italy

Fernando Martinez, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th St, Room M-522
Box 130
New York, NY  10065

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

Roberto Rodriguez Roisin, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Pulmonary Diseases
Hospital Clinic Vilarroel 170
08036 Barcelona Spai

Don D. Sin, MD
Professor of Medicine
St Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada

Dave Singh, MD
University of Manchester
Medicines Evaluation Unit
University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust
Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
Manchester, UK

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

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

Jørgen Vestbo DMSc FRCP FERS
Professor of  Respiratory Medicine
University of Manchester
Education and Research Centre
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
Manchester

Dissemination Committee

Christine Jenkins, MD, Chair
702/26 Ridge St.
North Sydney, NSW 2060
AUSTRALIA

Teresita S. deGuia, MD
Head, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Philippine Heart Center
East Ave.
Quezon City, PHILIPPINES

Nikolai Khaltaev, MD
World Health Organization, CH-1211
Geneva 27
SWITZERLAND

Ali Kocabas, MD
Department of Chest Diseases
Cukurova University School of Medicine
01330 Balcali
Adana, TURKEY

Mará Victorina López, MD
21 de Septiembre 2353 / 301
11200 Montevideo, URUGUAY

Eva Nizankowska-Mogilnicka, MD
University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
ul. Skawinska 8
31066 Krakow, POLAND

Thys van der Molen, MD
Department of General Practice
University of Groningen
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

Chris van Weel, MD
University of Nijmegen
Department of General Practice, PO Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS

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

(Addresses and affiliations as of September 2001)

Nicholas Anthonisen
University of Manitoba
753 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg R3E OW3 MB
CANADA

William C. Bailey
Lung Health Center
620 South 20th Streeet, Room 104NHB
Birmingham, AL 35233-7337
USA

Professor Peter J. Barnes
Department of Thoracic Medicine
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College, Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY
UNITED KINGDOM

Sonia Buist
Pulmonary & Critical Care Division
Mail Code UHN 67
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Oregon Health Science University
Portland, OR 97201-4897
USA

Peter Calverley
Fazakerley Hospital
Longmoore Lane
Liverpool L9 7AL
UK

Tim Clark
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College, Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY
UNITED KINGDOM

Leonardo M. Fabbri, MD
Section of Respiratory Diseases
Department of Oncology and Haematology
University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Largo del Pozzo 71
41100 Modena
ITALY

Larry Grouse, MD, PhD
Medical Communications Resources
8316 86th NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
USA

James C. Hogg
St. Pauls Hospital
McDonald Research Wing, Room 292
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver V6Z 1YG British Columbia
CANADA

Suzanne Hurd
Scientific Director, GOLD
USA

Christine Jenkins
Chair, National Asthma Campaign
26 Ridge Street, Suite 702
North Sydney, NSW 2060
AUSTRALIA

Claude Lenfant
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Building 31, Room 5A52
31 Center Drive, MSC 2486
Bethesda, MD 20892-2486
USA

Romain Pauwels
University Hospital
Department of Respiratory Diseases
De Pintelaan 185
B 9000 Ghent
BELGIUM

Dirkje S. Postma
Academic Hospital Groningen
Department of Pulmonary Diseases
Hanzeplein 1
9713 EZ Groningen
THE NETHERLANDS

Klaus F. Rabe
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Department of Pulmonology C3-P
Albinusdreef 2
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden
THE NETHERLANDS

Steven Rennard
Larson Professor
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5300
USA

Roberto Rodriguez Roisin
Department of Pulmonary Diseases
Hospital Clinic Vilarroel 170
08036 Barcelona
SPAIN