James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, FACS is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon and recognized innovator in the field of hair restoration. Actively participating at the forefront of research, Dr. Harris has pioneered and patented an advanced method of follicular unit extraction (FUE), called the Harris S.A.F.E™ (Surgically Advanced Follicular Extraction) System. This method provides FUE grafts of the highest quality by minimizing follicle damage. He was also the lead consulting physician on the development of the ARTAS™ robot, an image- and algorithm-guided system that uses robotics to make the best selection of follicular units for each individual. ARTAS utilizes the Harris S.A.F.E.™ System dissecting system.
He is the chairman of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery's FUE Research Committee, and leads the organization’s research efforts in the field of FUE.
He is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Golden Follicle Award for significant clinical contributions to the field of hair restoration, an award given once annually to one innovator in the field around the globe. He is a published author of both medical and consumer publications and teaches hair transplantation to physicians from around the globe. He frequently lectures around the world to hair transplant surgeons regarding best practices in places such as Delhi, Bangkok, Istanbul, and throughout the United States. View Dr. Harris' curriculum vitae or schedule a personalized consultation with him today.
As director of the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado (HSC), he has established a practice dedicated exclusively to providing the very best in medical and surgical treatments for hair loss. As part of this commitment, patient education and the highest standards of care are his first priority. Dr. Harris personally consults with every patient and is always the physician performing the surgery at HSC. He is supported by an exceptionally experienced team of nurses and technicians specialized in hair replacement surgery.
Dr. Harris authored, The Hair Replacement Revolution: A Consumer's Guide to Effective Hair Replacement Techniques. This successful consumer guide is a comprehensive overview of the field of hair restoration that educates both men and women as they seek appropriate solutions to their hair loss. Dr. Harris has also authored numerous book chapters and peer reviewed articles. He also teaches and presents at professional meetings all over the world.
Dr. Harris' focus on state-of-the-art medical and surgical techniques and dedication to patient advocacy has firmly established him as a leader in the field of hair restoration. Schedule a personal consultation.
James Harris, MD, FACS, received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his residency in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery in 1994. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and finished his term as President of the board in January of 2014. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Harris' practice is limited exclusively to follicular unit hair transplantation and follicular unit extraction.
Dr. Shelly Lovitt received her medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans. LA in 1996. She did her residency training at Alton Ochsner Clinic Foundation and spent an additional 4 years practicing in New Orleans before moving to Denver in 2004. She has been board certified since 2002 and participates in the re-certification process every year to stay current with the ever changing field of medicine. She has always gravitated towards the surgical aspect of her specialties but also enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients. She consistently gets 5 star ratings with her patients due to her commitment to patient education and a bedside manner that is warm and engaging. She is committed to understanding a patient’s unique concerns & goals and then developing a plan in collaboration with the patient– whether that be medical, surgical, or a combination of both – to achieve that goal. She has developed a special interest in cosmetic procedures because of the impact it can make on a patient’s self-image. It is particularly gratifying to see the added confidence in a person as areas of concern are improved. She has been performing hair transplant procedures since 2014.
Dr. Lovitt enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, ages 13 & 11. She adopted a boxer-collie mix that has also become an important member of the family. She also enjoys biking, hiking, gardening, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.