James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS, received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989. He is the 2014 winner of the ISHRS Golden Follicle award for his clinical contributions to the field of hair restoration surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and past president of the ABHRS, member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and serves on the board of governors and is the Chair of the FUE Advancement Committee. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Harris' practice, The Hair Sciences Center of Colorado, is limited exclusively to follicular unit hair transplantation and follicular unit extraction.
Dr. Harris has patented a surgical methodology and instrumentation for performing rapid follicular unit extraction that ensures graft integrity. The method is the Harris SAFE System® and the technique has been demonstrated at live surgery workshops worldwide.
He was also a principal investigator and consultant for Restoration Robotics, a company that has developed an FDA cleared robotic system for follicular unit extraction that utilizes the SAFE System technology for FUE. The robotic device is called the ARTAS System.