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Published August 28, 2012, 05:04 PM

Renowned Sanford cardiologist hangs up his stethoscope

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - He has seen thousands of patients over the years, and worked with families during the most emotional times of their lives. Sanford’s Dr. Jack Crary has spent 37 years as a cardiologist. He retired today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - He has seen thousands of patients over the years, and worked with families during the most emotional times of their lives. Sanford’s Dr. Jack Crary has spent 37 years as a cardiologist. He retired today.

Crary gained world-wide attention back in 1997, when he helped discover that the diet drug Fen-Phen posed a risk to heart valves. The drug was pulled. When Crary started in the metro, he was one of the first trained cardiologists at Fargo Clinic-St. Luke's Hospital.

Today, there are 14 who offer state of the art cardiology and cath lab procedures at Sanford's Heart Center.

Dr. Jack Crary – Sanford Heart Center: “Finding a way to make that public helped a lot of people but in the perspective of my career, I don't see it as the thing I am most proud of I tried to give the best care I could to the patients I saw and I think I was successful at that.”

Crary has also retired as a longtime Fargo Soccer Coach. He just learned that one of the young players he coached years ago is now a cardiologist as well.

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