Science Committee

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


Claus Vogelmeier, MD, Chair
University of Marburg
Marburg, Germany

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

Antonio Anzueto, MD
South Texas Veterans Health Care System,
University of Texas, Health
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Peter Barnes, DM, FRS
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College
London, UK

Jean Bourbeau, MD
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Canada

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

Peter Frith, MD (retired 2019)
Flinders University
Adelaide, Australia

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

MeiLan Han, MD MS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Fernando Martinez, MD MS
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York, USA

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

Alberto Papi, MD
University of Ferrara
Ferrara, Italy

Ian Pavord, MA DM
Respiratory Medicine Unit and Oxford
Respiratory NIHR Biomedical Research
Centre, Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Nicolas Roche, MD
University Paris Descartes
Hôpital Cochin APHP
Paris, France

Don D. Sin, MD
St Paul's Hospital
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Dave Singh, MD
University of Manchester
Manchester, UK

Robert Stockley, MD
University Hospital
Birmingham, UK

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

Jørgen Vestbo, MD
University of Manchester
Manchester, England, UK

Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD
Imperial College London
London, UK

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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