The W+B Team
James A. Harris, M.D., FISHRS, FACS
Founder, Medical Director
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 hair loss and replacement research, Dr. Harris has pioneered and patented an advanced motorized hand held tool for 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 precision robotics to visualize and extract follicular units as well as make recipient sites for implantation. ARTAS utilizes the technology and intellectual property used in the Harris S.A.F.E.™ System dissecting system. Dr. Harris also pioneered the Harris Protocol, West+Bond’s proprietary hair transplant operational and quality control system.
He is the chairman of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) FUE Advancement Committee and leads the organization’s research efforts in the field of FUE.
Dr. Harris 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 throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the United States.
Dr. Harris received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. 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. A faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he also chairs the FUE Advancement Committee for the ISHRS.