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 Agusti, MD, Chair

Respiratory Institute,
Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS
Univ. Barcelona and Ciberes

Barcelona, Spain

Bartolome R. Celli, MD

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Gerard Criner, MD

Temple University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

David Halpin, MD

University of Exeter Medical School
College of Medicine and Health
University of Exeter, Exeter

Devon, UK

Maria Montes de Oca, MD

Hospital Universitario de Caracas
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Centro Médico de Caracas

Caracas, Venezuela

Obianuju Ozoh, MBBS, FMCP, MSc, ATSF

College of Medicine, University of Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria

Sundeep Salvi MD

Pulmocare Research and Education
(PURE) Foundation

Pune, India

Claus Vogelmeier, MD

University of Marburg

Marburg, Germany

Jinping Zheng, MD, FCCP

National Clinical Research Center of Respiratory Disease,
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health
First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University

Guangzhou, China

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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