Dr. James Harris

Medical Director & Hair Restoration Physician

Leading Innovations in Hair Restoration.

Recognized worldwide as the foremost authority in hair restoration, Dr. James Harris, leads our team of elite hair surgeons as the medical director at RESTORE®. Celebrated for revolutionizing the hair restoration industry, Harris invented the Harris S.A.F.E. System, a patented medical device used by doctors around the world to perform the F.U.E. procedure.

Over his 25-year career, Dr. Harris has performed thousands of successful procedures and trained hundreds of doctors worldwide on his advanced hair transplantation method. As an acclaimed author and international public speaker, he has been featured on TV and talk shows as an expert in the evolving landscape of hair restoration.

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Dr. James Harris

RESTORE Medical Director

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Dr. James Harris Pioneering the Future of FUE

Dr. Harris has devoted his entire career to the advancement of hair restoration and specifically F.U.E (Follicular Unit Excision). Appointed by his peers as the distinguished International Chairman of the F.U.E. Research Committee, he has received numerous awards including the ISHRS' Golden Follicle Award, the highest honor in the field of hair restoration, bestowed upon only one doctor worldwide each year for significant clinical contributions to the field of hair restoration.

As Chairman of the F.U.E. Advancement Committee, he was the lead consulting physician on the development of the ARTAS™ robot, an image and algorithm-guided system that utilizes the Harris S.A.F.E.™ dissecting system and robotics to make the best selection of follicular units for each individual.

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RESTORE® is led by our medical director, Dr. James Harris.  Dr. Harris is a pioneer in the field of F.U.E. hair restoration. He’s a multi-award winning doctor, renowned author, international public speaker, and the inventor of the ‘Harris S.A.F.E System’, which is the medical device used to perform F.U.E by doctors throughout the world. As the international chairman of the F.U.E. research committee, he’s trained hundreds of doctors and has made F.U.E. advancement the focal point of his career. Dr. Harris has been featured on tv and talk shows, and is considered by his peers to be one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of hair restoration.    

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 was the chair of the F.U.E. Advancement Committee and leads the organization’s research efforts in the field of F.U.E.

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.

As the Medical Director of RESTORE®, he is committed to providing the very best hair loss treatments, including medical and surgical treatments for hair loss. As part of this commitment, patient education and the highest standards of care are his first priority. He is supported by an exceptionally experienced team of fellow hair doctors, nurses and technicians specializing 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.


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 Microbiology1979, 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 SurgerySt. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado
June 1989 to June 1990


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

Fellow American College of Surgeons, September 1995

State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, 1991

Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990

Colorado License: 30650
California License: 139377
Illinois License: 036154714

Dr. James Harris

The RESTORE™ No-Shave Method

At every point throughout his career, Dr. Harris has been on the forefront of innovation.  Most recently he developed a technique called "The RESTORE No-Shave Method", which provides patients with an ultra-discreet means to have their hair restored without shaving their head. The RESTORE No-Shave Method is overseen by Dr. Harris and is only available at RESTORE hair restoration offices.  

Before & After

Real Clients, Real Results

Lasting results are the most significant indicator of a successful procedure. From celebrities and athletes to businessmen and every man, RESTORE's hair transplant before and after stories are a testament to our expertise and results.

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Hall of Fame Football Player

7,352 Grafts

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6,721 Grafts

PGA Golfer

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5,500 Grafts

Hall of Fame Baseball Player

5,929 Grafts



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Not all patients will experience the outcomes shown in the photographs and described in the testimonial statements on this website, and not all persons will be eligible for the procedure.  Results will depend on a number of factors, including your personal medical history. Please ask a physician about your individual case. Testimonials were compensated for their endorsements. 


Client Reviews


Adrian Lavina

I would recommend Dr Harris and his practice wholeheartedly. Dr Harris and his entire team met and exceeded my expectations in professionalism, service, empathy, and surgical excelle ... Read More


I highly recommend Dr. Shelly Lovitt and the team at RESTORE I highly recommend the team at RESTORE. My procedure was a few hours ago to the vertex section and it was a wonderful exp ... Read More

Brandon Isbell

First class team! From the initial conversation to our ongoing follow up, the staff, procedure, and experience has been beyond what I expected. The warm hospitality and friendly envi ... Read More

Cole Dodson

I can’t recommend them enough! I am 6 months out from my procedure and the results are already incredible! The procedure was smooth and pretty much painless (other than a couple of ... Read More

Fillip Doslo

1# best hair transplant surgeon in the Denver area. 1# best hair transplant surgeon in the Denver area. They are honest, kind and answered all my questions. They will tell you all your options ... Read More

Joe Friedman

The hair on my head is now consistent with the way I feel. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Harris as a gentleman, surgeon, and expert in hair restoration. He combines technical s ... Read More

Joe T.

Dr. Harris is the best there is. I owe him a debt of gratitude for how he artistically refined my hairline. Look no further than Restore if you are losing or have lost hair. ... Read More

John Elwizzle

One of the top surgeons/hair loss experts in the country not just Colorado. I have had great experiences with Dr. Harris and staff over the course of the last 10 years in which I hav ... Read More

John Naccarato

My experience was terrific! My experience was terrific! The staff were extremely professional and made my anxiety levels very minimal. They walked me through everything step by step ... Read More

Josh Gulledge

Great experience Had procedure done in Jan and had a great experience. Painless and great people that work at Restore. ... Read More

Laurence Green

Can't thank you all enough! I had 6 prior surgeries before I visited Dr. Harris - I know that restoration can be an embarrassing (sometimes slightly traumatic) experience even in the ... Read More


I had my two day FUE procedure about 11 months ago with Dr. Harris. I was nervous and excited going into it. Dr. Harris and his staff where amazing. I honestly can’t say enough about how comfortable ... Read More

Nick Manzoni

Could not recommend Dr. Harris and his team any more strongly! Could not recommend Dr. Harris and his team any more strongly! I am a 26 year old male who didn't win the gene lottery ... Read More

Nick Popa

Extremely professional Extremely professional and everyone makes you feel comfortable. ... Read More

Noel Dillman

I can’t thank them enough for making this such a positive experience for me. I had my very first experience with my transplant surgery on October 26 and 27th with Dr. Shelly Lovitt ... Read More

Ryan Miller

Dr. Harris and his staff were true pros, recovery was a breeze, and most importantly the results exceeded my expectations. When I turned 30 I decided to do something about my baldnes ... Read More

Samuel Cunningham

They have brought my hair back. I was losing my hair at the age of 25 they have brought my hair back. I have been doing their recommendation for 3 years now ... Read More

Theophrastus Bombastus

Reasonably priced, great "bedside manner", and lovely team. Dr. Lovett does fantastic work. I had a procedure done at a place in Washington State that came out looking pretty terribl ... Read More



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