Children’s Wisconsin physician, medical director of pulmonary services, and professor and chief at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Lynn D’Andrea, MD, is featured in a new docuseries, “Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul,” released on Netflix last week.
Dr. D’Andrea, a pulmonologist, is featured in episode four of the docuseries recounting the day in July 2019 when a team of providers at Children’s Wisconsin connected a cluster of patients in the hospital with severe lung injury to vaping. They proactively warned the community about the potential danger of vaping. This warning quickly ignited a worldwide conversation that led to a better understanding of the hospitalizations and deaths caused by e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
Since Children’s Wisconsin sounded the alarm on the potential dangers associated with vaping, Children’s Wisconsin providers have been featured in national and local news stories as well as two books: “Big Vape The Incendiary Rise of Juul” and “The Devil’s Playbook: Big Tobacco, Juul and the Addiction of a New Generation,” in addition to this new docuseries.