Andre Wichmann looking earnest in his computer.
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Rare diseases are rarely without suffering

Most people have never heard of interstitial lung disease. Yet in the U.S., ILDs kill 21,000 annually1— nearly as many as leukemia. Andre Wichmann is working to change that.

Meike Feder
Published on September 4, 2023

This is how an ILD might show in an image of the lungs

cinematic rendering of a lung with interstitial lung disease, orange lung on black background

This cinematic rendering illustration is intended for illustrative purposes only and should not be interpreted as an accurate reflection of the article's content. 

Legal and technical complexities—and enormous potential

Andre Wichmann in close-up

Weaving the strands

Andre Wichmann in front of a light element

By Meike Feder

Meike Feder is editor at Siemens Healthineers. She focuses on stories around patient care.