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James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS

Location

5445 DTC Parkway Suite 1015
Greenwood Village, CO
United States
Phone: (303) 694-9381
Fax: (303) 694-9373
Status: 
Fellow
ISHRS Join Year: 
1998
ISHRS Annual Meetings Attended: 
16
Alternate Address(es) & Contact Information: 

E-mail address: jharris@hsccolorado.com

Informational Paragraph: 

James A. Harris, MD is the founder of the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado.  Dr. Harris' training is in facial plastic surgery and now limits his practice exclusively to follicular unit hair transplantation and the treatment of hairloss.  Dr. Harris graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 1994.  He is currently Clinical Instructor of Hair Transplantation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery in Denver.

Dr. Harris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and the International Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons.

He has recently written a book entitled "The Hair Replacement Revolution: A Consumers Guide to Effective Hair Replacement Techniques".  The book is being published by Square One Publishers, New York and is scheduled to be available to the public late 2002.

Dr. Harris is author of  medical articles as well as professional presentations at the annual meetings of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.  a featured   Copies of these articles are available at his website, or by contacting his office.

Dr. Harris' website is located at www.hsccolorado.com.

Education, ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, & Board Certifications: 

Diplomate American Board of Hair Restoration Surgrey

American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Fellow American College of Surgeons

Memberships & Affiliations: 

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Publications & Presentations: 

Presentations:

 

FUE with the ARTAS System

FUE Palooza Regional Workshop

Denver, CO

August 2012

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of FUE with the ARTAS System

FUE Palooza Regional Workshop

Denver, CO

August 2012

 

Live Surgery Demonstration – ARTAS System Robotic FUE

FUE Palooza Regional Workshop

Denver, CO

August 2012

 

“Powered Blunt Punch FUE Technique”

Orlando Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

April 2012

 

Live Surgery Demonstration – ARTAS System Robotic FUE

Orlando Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

April 2012

 

“Case Report – 4000 Graft Beard Donor FUE”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 19th Annual Meeting

 Anchorage, AK

 September 2011

                                   

“Analysis of the Measured Area of FUE Extraction Zones and FUE Sites Utilizing Dissecting Punches of Different Sizes”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 19th Annual Meeting

Anchorage, AK

September 2011

                                   

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 19th Annual Meeting

Advanced Board Review Course

 Anchorage, AK

 September 2011

                                   

 

 

 

“ARTAS System: Robot Assisted FUE”

Sponsored by Restoration Robotics at the

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 19th Annual Meeting

Anchorage, AK

September 2011

 

“Age and Norwood Specific Treatment Planning: Safety and Long Range- Decision Making”

3nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

October 2011

 

“Basic FUE Techniques and Critical Thinking: FUE vs. Strip”

3nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

October 2011

 

“Recipient Site Creation: Mid-scalp and Hairline”

3nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

October 2011

 

“SAFE System FUE – Live Surgery Demonstration”

FUECON 2011

  Chandigarh, India

 July 2011

 

“SAFE System FUE”

FUECON 2011

 Chandigarh, India

July 2010

 

“Pitfalls of FUE Surgery”

FUECON 2011

 Chandigarh, India

 July 2010

 

“Practical Applications of FUE Surgery”

FUECON 2011

 Chandigarh, India

 July 2010

 

“Wide Scar Correction Utilizing FUE”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 18th Annual Meeting

 Boston, MA

 October 2010

 

“Hairline Correction Utilizing FUE”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 18th Annual Meeting

 Boston, MA

October 2010

 

 

“Robotic System for FUE”

Sponsored by Restoration Robotics, Inc.

Boston, MA

October 2010

 

“Powered FUE Systems”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 18th Annual Meeting

 Boston, MA

 October 2010

 

“FUE Review”

Advanced Review Course

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 18th Annual Meeting

 Boston, MA

October 2010

 

Live Surgery Demonstration – Powered SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

Brazilian Society of Hair Restoration Annual Congress

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

August 2010

 

“Basic FUE Techniques”

2nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

July 2010

 

“Critical Thinking: FUE and/or Strip”

2nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

July 2010

 

“Update on Medical Management for Hair Loss”

2nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

July 2010

 

“Strategies for Handling the “Tough” Patient”

2nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop

St. Louis University

St. Louis,, MO

July 2010

 

“Recipient Site Creation and Instrumentation”

Orlando Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

April 2010

 

Live Surgery Demonstration – Powered SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

Orlando Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

April 2010

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

October 2009

 

“SAFE System for FUE” Methods and Instrumentation

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art     Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

October 2009

 

“Patient Selection for FUE”

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

October 2009

 

“The Use of FUE in Complicated Cases”

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

October 2009

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

Board Review Course

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 17th Annual Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 2009

 

“The Role of the Assistant in Follicular Unit Extraction”

Assistants Meeting 

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 17th Annual Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 2009

 

“Power FUE with SAFE System”

Video Presentation

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 17th Annual Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 2009

 

“Update on Follicular Unit Extraction”

Board Review Course

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 16th Annual Meeting

Montreal, Canada

September 2008

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction High Definition Surgery”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 16th Annual Meeting

Montreal, Canada

September 2008

 

“Update on Follicular Unit Extraction”

American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting

Orlando, FL

January 2008

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

Advanced Seminars in Hair Restoration

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 15th Annual Meeting

Las Vegas, NV

September 2007

 

“FUE Workshop”

Course Director

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 15th Annual Meeting

Las Vegas, NV

September 2007

 

“FUE: Potential Pitfalls, Problems, and Remedies”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 15th Annual Meeting

Las Vegas, NV

September 2007

 

 “FUE: Difficulties in Executing the Procedure”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

March 2007

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

March 2007

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting

Phoenix, AZ

January 2007

 

“Enhancement of the SAFE System for FUE: Modification of the Dissecting Tip to Allow Single Step Follicular Unit Dissection”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 14th Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

October 2006

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

Advanced Seminars in Hair Restoration

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 14th Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

October 2006

 

“FUE Workshop”

Course Director

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 14th Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

October 2006

 

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 14th Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

October 2006

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

Chest and Scalp Extraction

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Zurich, Switzerland

May 2006

 

“SAFE System for FUE:

Instrumentation for Two Step and

Single Step Follicular Unit Dissection”

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Zurich, Switzerland

May 2006

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

April 2006

 

“SAFE System for FUE”

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art     Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

April 2006

 

“FUE Surgical Planning and Donor Area Management”

ISHRS Regional Workshop - Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation

Denver, CO

April 2006

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

March 2006

 

“Enhancement of the SAFE System for FUE: Modification of the Dissecting Tip to Allow Single Step Follicular Unit Dissection”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

March 2006

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction – Incorporating FUE into a Hair Restoration Practice”

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting

Orlando, FL

January 2006

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting

Orlando, FL

January 2006

 

“Enhancement of the SAFE System for FUE: Modification of the Dissecting Tip to Increase Rate of Extraction, Minimize Follicular Unit Burial, and Minimize Transection”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 13th Annual Meeting

Sydney, Australia

August 2005

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 13th Annual Meeting

Sydney, Australia

August 2005

 

“FUE Workshop: The SAFE ® System”

Course Director

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 13th Annual Meeting

Sydney, Australia

August 2005

 

“Improved Methodology and Instrumentation for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): The SAFE System”

Tenth Annual Congress

Italian Society of Hair Restoration

Modena, Italy

June 2005

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction”

16th Annual Winter Surgery Seminar

Aspen, CO

April 2005

 

“Hair Transplant Update”

16th Annual Winter Surgery Seminar

Aspen, CO

April 2005

 

Live Surgery Demonstration - SAFE System for Follicular Unit Extraction

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

March 2005

 

“New Instrumentation and Methodology to Improve FUE

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop

Orlando, FL

March 2005

 

“New Instrumentation and Methodology to Improve FUE: Less Transection, Higher Rate of Graft Production, Expanded Patient Candidacy”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC Canada

August 2004

 

“Follicular Unit Extraction vs. Microscopic Dissection of Follicular Unit

Grafts: A Pilot Study on Graft Survival and Growth”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC Canada

August 2004

 

Advanced Review Course: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC Canada

August 2004

 

Workshop on Follicular Unit Extraction

“FUE Workshop: The SAFE ® System”

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC Canada

August 2004

 

“The Psychology of Hair Loss”

Advanced Review Course

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC Canada

August 2004

 

“Introduction of the Hair Volume Index (HVI) and

Its Correlation to Subjective Visual Hair Density”

Scientific Session Presentation and Poster Presentation

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting

New York, NY

October 2003

 

“Biodiversity of Hair Shaft Diameters: A Statistical Analysis”

Poster Presentation

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting

New York, NY

October 2003

 

“Application of the Hair Diameter Index (HDI) in Obtaining a Target Hair Density”

Poster Presentation

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting

New York, NY

October 2003

 

Workshop: “Follicular Unit Graft Production”

Instructor – Introduction to Hair Restoration Surgery

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting

New York, NY

October 2003

 

“The Psychology of Hair Loss”

Beginners and Advanced Hair Transplantation Courses

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting

New York, NY

October 2003

 

Workshop: “How to Start a New Hair Restoration Practice”

Instructor

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting

New York, NY

October 2003

 

“Follicular Unit Transplantation for Reconstruction”

Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Swedish Hospital

Denver, CO

September 2003

 

“The Use of Follicular Unit Grafts for Treatment of Scars and for Hair Transplant Repair”

15th Annual Aspen Winter Surgery Seminar

Aspen CO

April 2003

 

“Hair Transplant Update: Instrumentation, Methodologies, Medications, Technology”

15th Annual Aspen Winter Surgery Seminar

Aspen CO

April 2003

 

“Hair Transplantation Update: Techniques & Reconstruction”

An Otolaryngology Update

Department of Otolaryngology

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Vail, CO

February 2003

 

Graft Dissection Symposium

Instructor

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Tenth Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

October 2002

"Recombinant Follicular Unit Transplantation"
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Ninth Annual Meeting
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
October 2001

“Medical Management of Androgenetic Alopecia,"
Lecture to Denver Dermatologists
St. Joseph's Hospital Grand Rounds
May 2001; June 2001

"The Medical and Surgical Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia"
Roundtable Lecture to Denver Dermatologists, Sponsored by Merck Inc
Denver, CO
December 2000; February 2001

“Recipient Site Creation", Beginners Program
International Society of Hair Replacement Surgery, 8th Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, HI
November 2000

"Recent Advances in the Management of Androgenetic Alopecia,"
Roundtable Lecture to Denver Dermatologists, Sponsored by Merck Inc.
Denver, CO
November 2000

"Article Review on the Effect of Finasteride on the Prostate Gland"
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 7th Annual Meeting
Poster Presentation
San Francisco, CA
October 1999

Medical Publications:

 

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The Art of Follicular Unit Micrografting and Minigrafting, Barrera, A and Uebel, C (eds). Quality Medical Publishing St. Louis, in press

 

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with the SAFE SystemSM: A Dull Dissecting Tip FUE Device. Hair Transplant 720, Lam, S (ed). In press

 

 

Harris, James A. Robotic-Assisted Follicular Unit Extraction for Hair Restoration: Case Reports. Cosmetic Dermatology, 2012; 25:284-287.

 

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Hair Transplantation, Avram, M and Rogers, N (eds). Cambridge University Press, 2010.

 

Harris, James A., Conventional FUE. Hair Transplantation, Unger, W (ed), 5th edition. Informa Healthcare, 2011.

 

Harris, James A., Recombinant Follicular Units. Hair Transplantation, Unger, W (ed), 5th edition. Informa Healthcare, 2011.

Harris, James A., Lardner, Tina, Surgical Assistants in Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. Hair Transplantation, Unger W (ed), 5th edition. Informa Healthcare, 2011.

Harris, James A., Shapiro, Ronald, OSHA Regulations and Laboratory Testing. Hair Transplantation, Unger W (ed), 5th edition. Informa Healthcare, 2011.

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction. Facial Plastic Surgery, November 2008; Volume 24, No 4: 404-413.

Harris, James A., New Methodology and Instrumentation For Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Lower Follicle Transection Rates and Expanded Patient Candidacy. Dermatologic Surgery, January 2006; 32:56-62.

Rassman, W, Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction. Hair Restoration Surgery, Stow, D. and Haber, R (eds). Elsevier Inc., 2006.

 

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction: The SAFE System. Hair Transplant Forum International, Volume 14, No 5, September/October 2004: 157,163, 164.

 

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Transplantation: Dissecting and Planting Techniques. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 12, No 2, May 2004.  Epstein, J (ed). W.B. Saunders.

 

Harris, James A., Recombinant Follicular Units: Formalization of a Concept. Hair Transplantation, Unger, W (ed), 4th edition. Marcel Dekker, 2004.

Harris, James A., Surgical Assistants in Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. Hair Transplantation, Unger W (ed), 4th edition. Marcel Dekker, 2004.

Harris, James A., OSHA Regulations and Laboratory Testing. Hair Transplantation, Unger W (ed), 4th edition. Marcel Dekker, 2004.

Harris, James A., Hair Transplantation. ENT Secrets, Jafek B. (ed.), 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Hanley and Belfus, 2001.

Harris, James A., Heated Lidocaine: Warming Up to an Old Idea. Hair Transplant Forum International, November/December 2000: 172, 180.

Harris, James A., Effect of Finasteride on the Prostate Gland: The Question Revisited. Hair Transplant Forum International, September/October 2000: 129,134.

Harris, James A., Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud: Review of Study on Effect of Finasteride on the Prostate Gland. Hair Transplant Forum International, March/April 2000: 33,45.

Bernstein, R., Rassman, W., Marritt, E., Seager, D., Harris, J., Limmer, B., Shapiro, R. A Slot By Any Other Name. Hair Transplant Forum International, Nov/Dec, 1999: 9:175.

Procedures Performed

Procedures: 
Beards and Moustaches
Body hair transplantation
Burned scalp reconstruction
Ethnic hair
Eyebrows
Eyelashes
Facelift hair revision
Female hair restoration surgery
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for men
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for women
Mini-graft transplantation
Scar revision