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James M. Swinehart, MD, FISHRS


The Hair Transplant Center of Colorado
950 East Harvard Avenue Suite 630
Denver , CO
United States
Phone: (303) 744-1202
Fax: (303) 744-0418
Colorado US
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Specialist in all-follicular unit micrografting.

James M. Swinehart, M.D. is a board-certified Dermatologist, and has been in private practice in Denver since 1979. He grew up in Fresno, California, where he was valedictorian of his high school class. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and majored in chemistry.

At Creighton University School of Medicine, he ranked third in his class, graduating Cum Laude. During his residency at the University of Colorado, Dr. Swinehart was Chief Resident in Dermatology.

Postgraduate training has included numerous seminars and courses in specialized procedures, including laser surgery, liposuction, hair transplantation, leg vein sclerotherapy, blepharoplasty, and cosmetic surgery.

Professionally, his first love is in the field of hair restoration surgery (micrografting). Dr. Swinehart currently transplants all-follicular units (1-4 hairs each). Another keen interest lies in the field of hairline repair and repair of plug and minigraft transplants.

Dr. Swinehart wrote the "Color Atlas of Hair Restoration Surgery" (Appleton and Lange, 1995) in order to provide detailed photographic sequences of the "nuts and bolts" of hair restoration surgery, as well as to demonstrate his personal philosophy utilizing a mix of scalp reduction surgery and extensive micrografting.

Professional society memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, and Colorado Dermatologic Society. In addition, Dr. Swinehart founded the Colorado Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Swinehart is currently Medical Director of the Colorado Dermatology Center and Hair Loss Clinic of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.

Education, ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, & Board Certifications: 

Dermatology Residency - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1975-1978

Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology, 1978-Present

Memberships & Affiliations: 

American Academy of Dermatology
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Publications & Presentations: 

Swinehart, JM et al., A systemic type I 5 ά-reductase inhibitor is ineffective in the treatment of acne vulgaris, J Am Acad Dermatol, Vol 50, No. 3, 2004, pp. 443-447.

   Swinehart, JM et al.  Efficacy and tolerability of finasteride 1 mg in men aged 41 to 60 years with male pattern hair loss. Eur J. Dermatol, Vol 13, Mar-Apr 2003, pp. 150-160.

  Swinehart, JM et al.  Long-term (5-year) multinational experience with finasteride 1 mg in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia.  Eur J Dermatol, Vol 12, Jan-Feb 2002, pp.38-49.
  Swinehart, JM.  Basic Cosmetic Procedures: Formulating a Cosmetic Line.  Atlas of Office Procedures, Vol 4, No. 4, Dec. 2001, pp. 535-550.

  Swinehart, James M., Dermal Grafting. Dermatol Clin 19:509-522, 2001.  

  Swinehart, JM.  Treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis.  J Dermatologic Surgery, Vol 26, No. 4, 2000, pp. 392-396.

  Swinehart, JM et al. Clinical dose ranging studies with finasteride, a Type 2 5 ά-reductase inhibitor in men with male pattern hair loss. J Am Acad Dermatol, Vol 41, No. 4, 1999, pp. 555-563.

  Swinehart, JM.  Finasteride in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia.  J Amer Acad of Derm, Vol 39, No. 4, Part 1, 1999.

  Swinehart, JM et al. The effects of finasteride on scalp skin and serum androgen levels in men with androgenetic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol, Vol 41, No. 4 1999 550-555.

  Swinehart, JM.  Hair Repair Surgery.  Dermatologic Surgery, Vol 25, No. 7, 1999, p. 523.

  Swinehart, JM.  Achieving Symmetry in Tumescent Liposculpture.  Amer J Cos Surg, 1999.

  Swinehart, JM. Commentary on Hair Restoration in Patients with Hypotrichosis of Pubis. Dermatologic Surgery Vol 25, No. 6, 1999 479.

  Swinehart, JM, Chapters on Dermal Grafting: Klein, A; Tissue Augmentation in Clinical Practice.  Marcel Dekker, May 1998.  
  Kraus, S, Miller BH, Swinehart JM, Shavin JS, Georgouras KE, Jenner DA, Griffin E, Korey, A, Orenberg EK. Intratumoral chemotherapy with fluorouracil/epinephrine injectable gel:  A nonsurgical treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.  JAAD Vol 38, No. 3 1998. 438-442.

  Greer, DL, Weiss, J, Rodriguez, DA, Hebert, AA, Swinehart, JS.  A randomized trial to assess once-daily topical treatment of tinea corporis with butenafine, a new antifungal agent.  JAAD Vol 37, No. 2 part I, 1997. 231-235.

  Swinehart, JM, Korey, A, Orenberg, EK. Relationship of genital wart burden to therapeutic response to fluorouracil/epinephrine injectable gel.  IJ of STD & AIDS 1997; 8: 639-642.

   Lookingbill, DP, Chalker, DK, Londholm, JS, Katz, HI, Kempers, SE, Huerter, CJ, Swinehart, JS, Schelling, RM, and Klauda, HC. Treatment of acne with a combination clindamycin/ benzoyl peroxide gel compared with clindamycin gel, benzoyl peroxide gel and vehicle gel: combined results of two double-blind investigations. J Amer Acad Derm, Vol 37 No 4, 1997; 590-595.
  Swinehart, JM, Skinner RB, McCarty JM, Miller BH, Tyring SK, Korey A, Orenberg, EK. Fluorouracil/adrenalin injectable gel for management of condylomata acuminata: Two Phase II clinical studies. Genitourin Med 1997; 73:481-487.

  Swinehart, JM.  A comparison of the efficacy and safety of adapalene gel 0.1% and tretinoin gel 0.025% in the treatment of acne vulgaris:  A multicenter trial.  J Amer Acad of Derm Vol 34 No. 3, 1996; 482-485.
  Swinehart, JM, Chapters on Instrumentation and Scalp Lifting: Anatomical and Technical Considerations, Stough, D., Hair Transplant Surgery, Mosby, 1996.

  Swinehart, JM, Article “Update on Finasteride”  Hair Transplant Forum International,    November-December 1996.

  Swinehart, JM.  Color Atlas of Hair Restoration Surgery, Appleton and Lange, 1995.
 Swinehart, JM. Pocket Grafting with Dermal Grafts: Autologous Collagen Implants for Permanent Correction of Cutaneous Depressions. Amer J Cos Surg Vol 12, No. 4, 1995.

  Swinehart, JM.  Scalp Lifting:  Anatomic and Technical Considerations. J of Dermatol Surg and Oncol, 1994; 20:600-612.


Procedures Performed

Beards and Moustaches
Body hair transplantation
Burned scalp reconstruction
Ethnic hair
Facelift hair revision
Female hair restoration surgery
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for men
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for women
Scalp reduction
Scar revision