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Meet Our Team
Thierry Bonnabesse, MD – Founder
Dr. Thierry Bonnabesse is a highly experienced physician practicing in Upstate New York. He is the founder and owner of Champlain Spine and Pain Management and of Surgical Pain Center of the Adirondacks. A native of France, he obtained his bachelor’s degree and his Doctor of Medicine Diploma from the University of Vermont. He then completed a four-year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Medical Center of Loma Linda in California and went on to complete an advanced Interventional Pain and Spine fellowship. He maintains his dual board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as his board certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties, subspecialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Bonnabesse has also trained multiple pain physicians since 2005 though his pain fellowship. Dr. Bonnabesse has performed over thirty thousand spinal injections and patients travel from far away to see him. He has been at the forefront of his field for years and offers the most advanced cutting-edge interventional treatments in pain management. Dr. Bonnabesse is very excited to be working with Dr. Pauza, a world leader in pain management, to offer DiscSeel to patients across the globe.
Bobby Oommen, MD
Dr. Bobby Oommen, a native of India, graduated as a physician from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He then completed in 2000 a surgical residency in orthopedic surgery, and he then practiced orthopedic surgery for another 5 years prior to emigrating to the US. He then completed an internship in General Surgery at Easton Hospital which was followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Oommen then went on to complete a fellowship at the Surgical Spine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital followed by an interventional pain fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Bonnabesse. Dr. Oommen joined Champlain Spine and Pain Management in 2013. He has extensive experience with joint and spinal injections both under X-ray and ultrasound guidance as well as with neurodiagnostic medicine. He is also a national presenter at annual conferences as well as an accomplished sports team physician. Dr. Oommen is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is also a certified physician through the New York State Worker Compensation Board. He is a member of the American Society of the Interventional Pain Physician Society, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Oommen has been a great asset to our region and he has treated successfully thousands of patients in the North Country.
Brian Lecuyer, NP
Brian Lecuyer, a native of the North Country, has been a driving force in the medical field since 1978. He worked as a nurse Administrator in the New York State Department of Correctional Services supervising the medical staff in charge of over 2,800 inmates. Upon his retirement from the State Department, Brian joined the Champlain Spine and Pain Management team in 2012. He obtained his Nursing Practitioner degree from Stony Brook University. Brian is certified in Pain Management through the American Society of Pain Management Nursing. He is certified nationally through the American Society of Interventional Pain Physician for opioid management. He has also successfully completed training for an ultrasound-guided procedure. He is also an accomplished lecturer. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physician.
Kelly Meyer, RPA-C
Kelly Meyer PA holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from the Albany Medical College, where she graduated with honors in 2009. During her studies, she assisted in neurosurgery and general surgery procedures. Following graduation, Kelly worked as a surgical assistant with the surgical team at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. Kelly was then selected to fill an advanced laparoscopic surgical position with Ellis Hospital’s Bariatric Care Center. She managed both inpatient and outpatient care and assisted from 2010 thru 2012 advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery as the first assist with the president of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Clarke. After moving back to Plattsburgh in 2012 she worked at Plattsburgh Pediatrics for five years prior to joining Champlain Spine and Pain Management in 2017.
Russell Jones, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Russell Jones, first worked for the U.S Air Force as a Pilot/Instructor pilot and simulator instructor after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in science from Boston State College. He served our country for over 20 years, and he retired as a Major from the US Air Force. While in the USAF he also completed a master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma. After his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Russell pursued a career in the medical field. Russell went onto complete a nursing degree from Clinton Community College as well as a Master of Science in nursing degree as a family nurse practitioner with a 4.0 GPA from Stony Brook University in 2002. Upon graduation, he worked in the field of orthopedic for several years prior to joining the Plattsburgh VA Community Clinic. He, later on, joined our clinic in 2007. Russell has been a great asset to our practice which is well-liked and highly respected by his patients for his compassion and his knowledge.
Brandy Manchester, PA
Brandy Manchester, PA is a Texan native. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s in biology and pre-medicine making the dean’s list each year. She then went on to successfully complete graduate studies at the University of Washington to obtain her Physician assistant degree where she graduated among the top of her class. Brandy has a lot of experience while being in the military having worked as a licensed nurse for the US Army Corp from 1996 thru 1998. She was deployed to Iraq on a surgical team for Operation Enduring Freedom. Brandy then moved with her husband and children to our region where she worked as a pediatric nurse prior to joining Champlain Spine and Pain Management in 2018. She is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistant. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistant and of the Washington State Academy of Physician Assistant.
Our team consists of passionate individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a smooth process throughout your visits. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to provide the best healthcare possible.