Dr. Herb Keyser is a man of many talents - doctor, author, traveler, lecturer, musician. He was co-chairman of the Ob-Gyn department at one of the largest hospitals on Long Island. He also served as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps during the war in Vietnam. During that time he authored and co-authored numerous articles in medical journals and chapters of textbooks. Shifting gears he wrote two books on America’s health care system, Women Under the Knife and Prescription for Disaster: Health Care in America. The latter had forewords by the late Senator Paul Wellstone and the former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
Subsequent to their publication, he lectured throughout the United States. On television he made three appearances on Nightline with Ted Koppel. He was seen twice on Regis Philbin’s Show, CNN and an HBO Special, besides scores of local radio and TV programs. While speaking and writing he has continued working in his original profession as a traveling physician throughout the United States in small communities needy of an obstetrician. He also functions as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defense in malpractice trials.
He then turned his attention to world travel. His third book, Two Drifters..Off to See the World tells of some of those hilarious adventures as he and his wife Barbara traveled for an entire year by car, boat, train and plane throughout Europe.
In October of 2009, his fifth book titled Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre: The Composers and Lyricists received very gratifying reviews, and a second printing is already being planned. Dr. Keyser is presently writing the sequel which will share the lives and music of the greatest musical performers.