Neal Whitman is professor emeritus of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was an early advocate for adding the literary, performing, and visual arts to the Science of Medicine. He began writing of his own poetry in 2005, adding haiku in 2008 and tanka in 2011. Whitman’s poems are widely published in journals and anthologies and his work has been recognized by the World Congress of Poets. Neal Whitman is the haiku editor for Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine, and he is on the editorial board of the Romanian Haiku Society and vice president of the United Haiku and Tanka Society.