A nationally recognized doctor within the Erlanger Medical system has died.

The hospital announced the death of Dr. Francis Fesmire Friday.  A longtime member of Erlanger's medical staff and emergency medicine physician.

Dr. Fesmire was recognized for his research on a national level, and wrote numerous articles on treating patients with suspected heart attacks.

Fesmire was valedictorian at Baylor in the 1970's before graduating from Harvard University.
He leaves behind a wife, and two sons.