Dedicated To The Art And
Science Of Hair Restoration.

Physician’s Curriculum Vitae

General Information:

James Anthony Harris, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Practice limited to the medical and surgical treatment of hair loss

Medical Director – The Hair Sciences Center of Colorado
5445 DTC Parkway, Suite 1015
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

Education:

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
1989
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
1980
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Microbiology
1979
Texas Tech University
Lubbock Texas

Post Graduate Training:

Residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado
July 1990 to June 1994

Internship in General Surgery
St. Joseph Hospital
Denver, Colorado
June 1989 to June 1990

Board and Licensure Information:

Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2013
Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2009
Diplomate of American Board of Otolaryngology, May, 1995
State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, 1991
Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990
Colorado License: 30650
New York License: 222474
Florida License: 115270

Honors and Awards:

ISHRS Golden Follicle Award for Clinical Contributions to Hair Restoration Surgery – 2014
Graduation with Honors, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1989
Citation for High Academic Achievement, 1986
Recipient of University of Colorado Student Research Fellowship, 1986

Patents:

US patent # 9,044,262: Follicular extraction method
US patent # 9,005,218: Follicular unit extraction method and device
US patent # 8,211,117: Follicular extraction method and device
US patent # 8,465,498: Tensioning device and method for hair transplantation

Professional Affiliations:

American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
American Medical Association
Colorado Medical Society

Positions Held:

Board of Governors – Member
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
October 2013 – present

Board Member
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
January 2010 – present

Chairman – Recertification Examination Committee
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
February 2010 - present

Principal Investigator and Consultant
Restoration Robotics
September 2006 – present

Chairman – Subcommittee on FUE Studies
ISHRS FUE Research Committee
September 2013 – present

President
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
January 2014 – December 2015

Vice President
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
January 2013 – December 2014

Treasurer
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
January 2012 – January 2013

Director - Workshops
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
21st Annual Scientific Meeting
San Francisco, California
2013

Director – ISHRS Regional Workshop
FUE Palooza
Denver, Colorado
August 2012

Director – ISHRS Regional Workshop
Follicular Unit Extraction
Denver, Colorado
October 2009

Director Web Based CME Seminars
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
October 2006 – 2014

Clinical Instructor: Hair Transplantation
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
January 2000 – present

Member, Website Committee
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
September 2004 – 2005

Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
September 2004 – present

Member, Pro Bono Foundation Committee
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
January 2003 – present

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Internet Monitoring
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
January 2003 – September 2004

Director – ISHRS Regional Workshop
Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation
Denver, Colorado
April 2006

Co-Director – Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
19th Annual Scientific Meeting
Anchorage, AK
2011

Director – Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
14th Annual Scientific Meeting
San Diego, CA
2006

Director – Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
13th Annual Scientific Meeting
Sydney, Australia
2005

Director - Workshops
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
12th Annual Scientific Meeting
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004

Member, Board of Directors
Aurora Surgery Center
Aurora, CO
1994 - 1997

Member, Aurora Associated Physicians, Inc.
Utilization and Management Committee
1994 - 1997

Member, Aurora Presbyterian Hospital
Surgical Services Committee
Aurora, CO
1994 – 1997

Continuing Medical Education

3rd Mediterranean FUE
Istanbul, Turkey
June 2015

4th AAHRS Annual Scientific Meeting
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2015

ISHRS Asian FUE Hair transplant Workshop
New Delhi, India
February 2015

6th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2014

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 22nd Annual Meeting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 2014

European Hair Transplant Surgery Workshop
Brussels, Belgium
June 2014

5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 21th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
September 2013

Mediterranean FUE Workshop
Madrid, Spain
May 2013

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
April 2013

4th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2012

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 20th Annual Meeting
Nassau, Bahamas
September 2012

FUE Palooza – Mechanized FUE Workshop
Denver, CO
August 2012

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
April 2012

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 19th Annual Meeting
Anchorage, AK
September 2011

3rd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
October 2011

FUECON 2011
Chandigarh, India
July 2011

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 18th Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
October 2010

Brazilian Society of Hair Restoration Annual Congress
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
August 2010

2nd Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
July 2010

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
March 2010

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Regional Workshop
Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation
Denver, CO
October 2009

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 17th Annual Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 2009

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 16th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Canada
September 2008

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery/American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 24th Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL
January 2008

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 15th Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
September 2007

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
March 2007

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 14th Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
October 2006

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery/American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 23rd Annual Meeting
Phoenix, AZ
January 2007

European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Zurich, Switzerland
May 2006

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Regional Workshop
Follicular Unit Extraction: State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation
Denver, CO
April 2006

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
March 2006

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery/American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 22nd Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL
January 2006

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 13th Annual Meeting
Sydney, Australia
August 2005

Specific Seminars: Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery
Workshop: Lateral Slits (Coronal/Transversal)

Follicular Unit Extraction Utilizing the Harris SAFE System
International Symposium at the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado
Greenwood Village, CO
July 2005

Tenth Annual Congress
Italian Society of Hair Restoration
Modena, Italy
June 2005

16th Annual Aspen Winter Surgery Seminar
Aspen, CO
April 2005

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
March 2005

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC Canada
August 2004

Advanced Review Course in Hair Restoration Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 12th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC Canada
August 2004

14th Annual Aspen Winter Surgery Seminar
Aspen, CO
April 2005

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 11th Annual Meeting
New York, NY
October 2003

Achieving the One-Pass Result: The Definitive Workshop
Stough Clinic
Hot Springs, AR
January 2003

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 10th Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
October 2002

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 9th Annual Meeting
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
October 2001

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 8th Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, HI
December 2000
Specific Seminars: Anatomy and Physiology of the Hair Follicle
Hair Follicle Cloning

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 7th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
October 1999
Specific Seminars: Anatomy and Physiology of the Hair Follicle
Hairline Design
Medical and Surgical Treatments for Women with Hair Loss

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 6th Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
September 1998
Subjects: Hairline Design
Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation

Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation Training
B.L. Limmer, M.D.
San Antonio, Texas
1998

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Alexandria, VA
September 1997
Subject: Meniere's Disease

Luxar Corporation
Denver, CO
April 1997
Subject: Clinical Use of the CO2 Laser in Cosmetic Skin Resurfacing

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
November 1996
Subject: Advanced Techniques in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
August 1994
Subject: Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty

Osler Review Course
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Chicago, IL
March 1994

Presentations:

“Blunt Punch Dissection Using the Hexagonal Punch”
3rd Mediterranean FUE
Istanbul, Turkey
June 2015

“Introduction to Robotic FUE”
3rd Mediterranean FUE
Istanbul, Turkey
June 2015

“FUE: Potential Pitfalls, Problems and Remedies”
3rd Mediterranean FUE
Istanbul, Turkey
June 2015

“Motorized FUE: Safe System”
3rd Mediterranean FUE
Istanbul, Turkey
June 2015

Live Surgery Demonstration: Hex Punch FUE
3rd Mediterranean FUE
Istanbul, Turkey
June 2015

“The Art of FUE with a Blunt Punch is Asian Hair”
4th AAHRS Annual Scientific Meeting
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2015

“Live Surgery Demonstration of FUE with the Blunt Hex Punch”
4th AAHRS Annual Scientific Meeting
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2015

“FUE using the Blunt Hex Punch”
ISHRS Asian FUE Hair transplant Workshop
New Delhi, India
February 2015

“Donor Site Selection and Preparation”
ISHRS Asian FUE Hair transplant Workshop
New Delhi, India
February 2015

“Limitations and Complications of FUE”
ISHRS Asian FUE Hair transplant Workshop
New Delhi, India
February 2015

“Live Surgery Demonstration of FUE with the Blunt Hex Punch”
ISHRS Asian FUE Hair transplant Workshop
New Delhi, India
February 2015

“Donor vs. Recipient Density: Planning for Future Sessions”
6th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2014

“Manual and Motorized FUE”
6th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2014

“Temporal Hairline and Lateral Hump Reconstruction”
6th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2014

“The Use of Implanters in Hair Restoration Surgery”
6th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2014

“Follicular Unit Distribution in Robot Assisted FUE”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 22nd Annual Meeting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 2014

“Hi-Definition Video Presentation of Blunt Hexagonal Dissecting Punch”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 22nd Annual Meeting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 2014

“The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant and ARTAS Hair Studio – A Quantum Leap Forward in Technology and Hair Transplant Outcome Modeling”
The Aesthetic Show
Las Vegas, NV
July 2014

“Manual and Motorized FUE”
European Hair Transplant Surgery Workshop
Brussels, Belgium
June 2014

Surgery Demonstration- FUE
European Hair Transplant Surgery Workshop
Brussels, Belgium
June 2014

“FUE: Potential Pitfalls, Problems, and Remedies
European Hair Transplant Surgery Workshop
Brussels, Belgium
June 2014

“Critical Thinking: FUE vs. Strip Harvest”
5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

“Manual FUE Basics”
5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

“Considerations for Temporal Hairline and Temporal Peak Reconstruction”
5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

“Incorporating Robotic FUE into a Practice”
5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

“Body Hair FUE Considerations”
5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

“The Use of Implanters in Hair Restoration Surgery”
5th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2013

“Critical Thinking: FUE vs. Strip Harvest”
ARTAS System Meeting
Manchester, England
November 2013

“Incorporating the ARTAS System into Your Practice”
ARTAS System Meeting
Manchester, England
November 2013

“Live Surgery Demonstration: ARTAS FUE Case”
ARTAS System Meeting
Manchester, England
November 2013

“SAFE System FUE”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 21st Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
October 2013

“Advanced Review Course - FUE Overview”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 21st Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
October 2013

“State of the ART: Follicular Extraction”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 21st Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
October 2013

“The Use of CST to Assess the Preservation of Hair Mass after Strip, FUE and Robotic Graft Harvest”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 21st Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
October 2013

“Pro Bono Repair Case Report: Aplasia Cutis Congenita”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 21st Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
October 2013

“SAFE System FUE”
Mediterranean FUE Workshop
Madrid, Spain
May 2013

“ARTAS FUE”
Mediterranean FUE Workshop
Madrid, Spain
May 2013

Live Surgery Demonstration – SAFE System and ARTAS System
Mediterranean FUE Workshop
Madrid, Spain
May 2013

“Basic FUE Instrumentation”
“Advanced Topics - FUE”
Orlando Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
April 2013

“Recipient Site Creation”
Orlando Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
April 2013

Live Surgery Demonstration – SAFE System FUE
Orlando Live Surgery Workshop
Orlando, FL
April 2013

Surgery Demonstration – Strip, FUE, ARTAS Robotic Graft Harvest
4th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2012

“Basic FUE Techniques and Critical Thinking: FUE vs. Strip”
4th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2012

“Recipient Site Creation: Mid-scalp and Hairline”
4th Annual Hair Restoration Surgery Cadaver Workshop
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
November 2012

“Breakfast with the Expert – SAFE System FUE”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 20th Annual Meeting
Nassau, Bahamas
October 2012

“Advanced Review Course - FUE Overview”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 20th Annual Meeting
Nassau, Bahamas
October 2012

“Follicular Unit Extraction Hands-On Course”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery 20th Annual Meeting
Nassau, Bahamas
October 2012

“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

"Otitis Media - "Treatment and Controversies"
Aurora Presbyterian Hospital
Aurora, CO
July 1995

"Sinusitis, Rhinitis and Allergies: Cleaning Up Nasal Conditions"
Aurora Presbyterian Hospital
Aurora, CO
September 1994

"Laryngeal Cancer in Colorado"
Third International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
San Francisco, CA
July 1992

"Hematology and Coagulation Basics"
Family Practice Review Course
Estes Park, CO
June 1991

"Penetrating Wounds of the Mastoid"
Triological Society
Pebble Beach, CA
January 1991

Medical Publications:

Harris, James A., Automated Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with the ARTAS Robot. Hair Transplant, Lam, S (ed). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD, in press.

Harris, James A., The History of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)” Hair Transplant, Lam, S (ed). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD, in press.

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, 2014.

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with the SAFE SystemSM: A Dull Dissecting Tip FUE Device. Hair Transplant 720, Lam, S (ed). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD, 2014

Harris, James A., Follicular Unit Extraction. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Konior, R (ed). Elsevier, Inc., 2013.

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.

Harris, James A., Myers, A.D., and Smith, C. Laryngeal Cancer in Colorado. Head and Neck, 1993: 15: 398-404.

Hill, D.P., Myers, A.D., and Harris, J.A. Autologous Fat Injection for Vocal Cord Medialization in the Canine Larynx. Laryngoscope, 1991: 101: 344-348.

Earnest, M.P., Feldman, H., Marx, J.A., Harris, J.A. Biletch, M., and Sullivan, L.P. Intracranial Lesions Shown By Computerized Tomographic Brain Scans In 259 Cases of First Alcohol-Related Seizures. Neurology, 1988: 38(10): 1561-1565.

Consumer Education Information:

“Robot-assisted Hair Restoration?”, Amber Dance, LA Times, October, 2011.

“The New Science of Hair Growth”, Michael Behar, Best Life Magazine, March, 2009, page 84.

“Hit the Spot: New Weapons Fight the Battle of the Bald”, Lisa Ryckman, Rocky Mountain News, Spotlight, March 13, 2007, p. 3-4.

“Getting Ahead in The Hair Game”, Amy Fletcher, Denver Business Journal, Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2004, page A1 and A36.

“Hair Today, Here Tomorrow: Don’t Wig Out…Hereditary Hair Loss Can Be Treated”, The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois, August 2, 2004, Health, page 11.

“Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow”, Bill Radford, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado, January 26, 2004, p. 2-5 “Life” section.

“Cures for Cue Balls: A Hair Replacement Expert Puts the Options on the Table”, Mark Wolf, Rocky Mountain News, Spotlight, December 9, 2003, p. 3-7D.

"The Hair Replacement Revolution: A Consumer's Guide to Effective Hair Replacement Techniques", James A. Harris, M.D. and Emanuel Marritt, M.D. Square One Publishers, New York, 2003.

"Splitting Hairs: New Implant Method Touted as Most Natural Looking", James Meadows, Rocky Mountain News, Spotlight, August 8, 2000, p. 3-6D.

"Hair Loss Gets Some Help," Pete Lewis, Colorado Business Magazine, August 2000, Volume 27, No. 8, p. 24-27.

"Pulling the Plug on Hair Replacement Myths", Intermountain Jewish News, Generations, June 30, 2000, p.43-47.

Media Appearances:

“The Doctors”
October 2012

Consumer segment on the ARTAS System
“FOX News” online
August 2012

Consumer news segment on hair loss for hair loss awareness month
"KMGH", Channel 7, ABC Affiliate, Denver, Colorado
August 2011

Consumer news segment with Christine Chang on ARTAS Robotic FUE System
"Fox News", Channel 31, Denver, Colorado
July 2009.

Consumer news segment with Dr. John Torres on treatment of hair loss
“KUSA”, Channel 9, NBC affiliate, Denver, Colorado
June 2007

Segment on Low Level Laser Light Therapy for the treatment of hair loss
“Univision” Cable TV Network, Denver, Colorado
May 2006

Four part series on hair loss and FUE versus Strip Graft Harvesting
"KCNC”, Channel 4, CBS affiliate, Denver, Colorado
February 2006

Segment on follicular unit extraction and its use in eyebrow reconstruction
“KUSA”, Channel 9, NBC affiliate, Denver, Colorado
July 2005

Segment on follicular unit extraction and international training seminar for physicians on the Harris Safe System conducted by Dr. Harris and the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado
“Medical Breakthroughs” Ivanhoe Broadcast News
March 2005

Interview on follicular unit extraction, the SAFE System, and the Scribe
“Live with Lea”, KFKA 1310, Greeley, Colorado
December 17, 2004

Interview featuring hair loss and its medical and surgical treatment
“KCNC News”, Channel 4, CBS affiliate, Denver, Colorado
August 2004

Interview on follicular unit extraction, the SAFE System, and the Scribe
“MSNBC”
June 2004

Interview on current therapies for hair loss including medications, surgery, and cloning
“WGN News”, Channel 2, Denver, Colorado
March 2004.

“Turning Back the Clock”, news segment on cosmetic surgery featuring Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
"Fox News", Channel 31, Denver, Colorado
July 2003.

Consumer News Segment featuring Finasteride
"Fox News", Channel 31, Denver, Colorado
February 2002.

Consumer News Segment featuring Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
"Off the Record with Lea", Channel 8, Greeley, Colorado
August 2000.

Consumer News Segment featuring Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
"Health News Network", Channel 20, Denver, Colorado
July 2000.

Consumer News Segment focusing on Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
Research Experience:

Principal Investigator for Restoration Robotics in the development of a computer assisted robot for follicular unit extraction and implantation.

Development of new methodology and instrumentation for follicular unit extraction (FUE) to decrease follicle trauma and increase surgical efficiency.

Study of growth rates and survival of grafts obtained by follicular unit extraction versus those obtained by microscopic dissection.

Biodiversity of hair shaft diameters: Statistical study of hair diameters for use in further studies.

Development of the “Hair Volume Index (HVI)” based on hair shaft diameters and hair counts. The HVI concept is to be used in patient counseling regarding visual outcomes of transplantation.

Laryngeal Cancer in Colorado: Utilized the Colorado Cancer Registry in an epidemiological study characterizing this disease

Lipoinjection for Vocal Cord Paralysis: Examined the efficacy of autologous fat injections in human subjects for the treatment of unilateral vocal cord paralysis

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with CO2 Laser: Development and documentation of a methodology for performing endoscopic sinus surgery using prototypic laser equipment

Penetrating Mastoid Injuries: Investigated cases of penetrating injuries to the temporal bone; developed diagnostic and treatment protocols for these patients

Autologous Fat Injection into Paralyzed Vocal Cords: Examined the efficacy of autologous fat injections in the canine model for treatment of unilateral vocal cord paralysis

Clinical Characteristics of Patients Experiencing First Time Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures: Investigated laboratory findings in patients with first time alcohol withdrawal seizures

Efficacy of CT Scans In-Patients with Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures: Analyzed cases of first time alcohol withdrawal seizures in an attempt to correlate focal physical findings with significant abnormalities on CT scan

In Vivo Turnover of Antithrombin III in Patients Using Prednisone: Responsible for the production and radioactive labeling of purified AT III

Employment Experience:

President, HSC Development, LLC, Denver, Colorado
June 2005 – present

Provider of technical innovations in the field of hair transplantation

Medical Director, Hair Sciences Center of Colorado, Greenwood Village, Colorado. January 1998 – present. Providing medical and surgical treatment for hair loss.

Physician, Aurora Associates of Otolaryngology, P.C., Aurora, Colorado. July 1994 - June 2000.

Specialty in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery.
August 1985 – June 1994 Medical School and Residency

Consulting Partner, Software Associates, Lakewood, Colorado. January 1983 to August 1985. Owner of a computer and information systems consulting company. Responsible for marketing, system design, software programming, and system installation.

Data Processing Manager, Hart Exploration and Production Company, Englewood, Colorado. October 1981 to December 1983. Responsible for computer operations, system design and maintenance, system installation.

Systems Analyst, Arthur Andersen & Company, Denver, Colorado. February 1981 to September 1981. Designed and programmed computer software and trained users.

 

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