Board of Directors

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.


Alvar G. Agusti, MD, Chair
Respiratory Institute,
Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS
Univ. Barcelona and Ciberes
Barcelona, Spain

Richard Beasley, MD
Medical Research Institute of NZ
Wellington, New Zealand

Bartolome R. Celli, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Rongchang Chen, MD
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease
Guangzhou, PRC

Gerard Criner, MD
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Peter Frith, MD
Flinders University
Adelaide, Australia

David Halpin, MD
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Devon, UK

M. Victorina López Varela, MD
Universidad de la República
Montevideo, Uruguay

Maria Montes de Oca, MD
Hospital Universitario de Caracas
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela

Kevin Mortimer, MD
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Liverpool, UK

Sundeep Salvi MD
Chest Research Foundation
Pune, India

Claus Vogelmeier, MD
University of Marburg
Marburg, Germany

GOLD Committee members disclose relationships (personal benefits, shares, and non-personal interests) with profit-making organizations in December of each year using the following definitions:

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