GOLD Assembly

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.

ALBANIA

Professor Perlat Kapisyzi
Tirana, Albania

ARGENTINA

Dr. Eduardo A. Schiavi
Buenos Aires, Argentina

AUSTRALIA

Peter Frith, MD
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

AUSTRIA

Dr. Otto Chris Burghuber

BANGLADESH

Prof. Md. Mostafizur Rahman
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Kazi S. Bennoor
Dhaka, Bangladesh

BELGIUM

Professor Wim Janssens
Leuven, Belgium

BRAZIL

Dr. Jose Roberto Jardim
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aquiles Camelier, MD

Fernando Lundgren, MD

BULGARIA

Dr. Yavor Ivanov
Pleven, Bulgaria

Dr. Kosta Kostov
Sofia, Bulgaria

CANADA

Dr. Dennis E. O’Donnell
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

CHILE

Dr. Manuel Barros

CHINA

Chunxue Bai, MD, PhD
Shanghai, China

Jiangtao Lin, MD
Beijing, China

Fu-Qiang Wen, MD, PhD
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Nan-Shan Zhong, MD
Guangzhou, China

COLOMBIA

Alejandro Casas, MD
Vice-Director, COPD Department
Latin American Thoracic Society

CROATIA

Neven Miculinic, MD
Zagreb, Croatia

CZECH REPUBLIC

Stanislav Kos, MD, PhD., FCCP
Mirosov, Czech Republic

Jaromir Musil, MD
President, Czech Association Against COPD

Vladimir Vondra, MD, PhD
Prague, Czech Republic

DENMARK

Ejvind Frausing Hansen, MD
Hvidovre, Denmark

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dr. Eduardo Gautreau de Windt
Provincia Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

EGYPT

Tarek Safwat, MD, FCCP
Cairo, Egypt

Hisham Tarraf, MD
Cairo, Egypt

EL SALVADOR

Dr. Victor Castro Gòmez
San Salvador,  El Salvador

FRANCE

Professor Gerard Huchon
Paris, France

GEORGIA

Maia Gotua, MD, PhD
Tbilisi, Georgia

GREECE

Prof. Konstantinos Kostikas
Ioannina, Greece

HONG KONG CHINA

David S.C. Hui, MD
Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong

ICELAND

Thorarinn Gislason, MD, PhD
Reykjavik, Iceland

Dr Gunnar Gudmundsson
Reykjavik, Iceland

INDIA

Rohini V. Chowgule, MD
Mumbai, India

Dr. R. Narasimhan, MD
Chennai, India

INDONESIA

Professor Faisal Yunus

IRAN

Dr. Masjedi Mohammad Reza
Tehran, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Ashkan Moslehi
Shiraz, Iran

IRELAND

Timothy J. McDonnell, MD
Dublin, Ireland

ISRAEL

Zvi G. Fridlender, MD, MSc
Jerusalem, Israel

ITALY

Professor Lorenzo Corbetta

JAPAN

Takahide Nagase, MD
Tokyo, Japan

Michiaki Mishima, MD
Kyoto, Japan

JORDAN

Bashar Nsour, MD
Amman, Jordan

Jawad Hamad, MD
Amman, Jordan

KAZAKHSTAN

Damilya Nugmanova, MD, PhD, DSci
Almaty, Kazakhstan

KOREA

Yeon-Mok Oh, MD
Seoul, South Korea

KUWAIT

Professor Mousa Khadadah
Kuwait University

KYRGYZSTAN

Talant Sooronbaev, MD
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

MALTA

Prof Joseph M Cacciottolo
Pieta, Malta

MEXICO

Dr. J. Javier Díaz Castañón
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

MOLDOVA

Alexandru Corlateanu, MD, PhD
ERS National Delegate
Republic of Moldova

MONGOLIA

Dr. Oyunchimeg
Chair of International Cooperation MRS

NEPAL

Dr. M. R. Pandey
Kathmandu, Nepal

NETHERLANDS

Klaus Rabe, MD
Leiden, The Netherlands

NEW ZEALAND

Harold Rea, MD
Auckland, New Zealand

NICARAGUA

Dr. Jorge Cuadra
Sociedad Nicaraguense

NORWAY

Amund Gulsvik, MD
Bergen, Norway

Ernst Omenaas, MD
Bergen, Norway

PAKISTAN

Professor Javaid Khan
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Jamil Ur Rehman Tahir
Kammanwala, Sialkot Cantt, Pakistan

Dr. Mohammad Osman Yusuf
Islamabad, Pakistan

PHILIPPINES

Teresita S. deGuia, MD
Quezon City, Philippines

POLAND

Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka, MD, PhD
Krakow, Poland

Paul Kuca, MD
Warsaw, Poland

ROMANIA

Florin Mihaltan, MD
Bucharest, Romania

Ruxandra Ulmeanu, MD
Bucharest, Romania

RUSSIA

Alexander Chuchalin, MD
Moscow, Russia

Professor Dmitri R. Rackita, MD, PhD
Ryazan, Russia

Professor Alexandre Vizel, MD
Kazan, Tatarstan Republic, Russian Federation

Professor Eugeny Shmelev, MD

SINGAPORE

Dr. Kian-Chung Ong

Wan-Cheng Tan, MD,
Chair, Asian Pacific COPD Roundtable

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Ruzena Tkacova, MD PhD
Kosice, Slovakia

SLOVENIA

Professor Dr. Stanislav Suskovic
Golnik, Slovenia

SOUTH AFRICA

Professor E.M. Irusen
Tygerberg, South Africa

SPAIN

Dr. Patricia Sobradillo

SWITZERLAND

Daiana Stolz, MD
Basel, Switzerland

SYRIA

Yousser Mohammad, MD
Lattakia, Syria

TURKEY

Professor Ali Kocabas, MD
Balcali, Adana, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Hakan Gunen
Malatya, Turkey

Professor Nurdan Kokturk, MD
Gazi University School of Med, Ankara

URUGUAY

Mará Victorina López, MD
Montevideo, Uruguay

VENEZUELA

Maria Montes de Oca, MD
Caracas, Venezuela

VIETNAM

Ngo Quy Chau, MD, PhD
Hanoi, Vietnam

Le Thi Tuyet Lan, MD, PhD
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

YEMEN

Khaled Al-Shair, MD