Meet Our Team

Thierry Bonnabesse, MD – Founder

A native of France, Dr Bonnabesse completed a Scientific studies at the University of St-Jerome in Marseilles where he receives an associate degree in Science (DEUG). He then moved to Burlington, Vermont, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Chemistry. He then obtained his Doctor of Medicine Diploma in 1996 from the University of Vermont. Afterward, he successfully completed a 4 year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Medical Center of Loma Linda in Southern California. Dr. Bonnabesse, then, went on to complete an Interventional Pain and Spine Fellowship in Colton, California, which he successfully completed in 2002. Dr Bonnabesse maintains dual Board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and his Pain Certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties.

After the birth of their first child, Dr Bonnabesse and his wife returned to the North East, and in 2004 , Dr. Bonnabesse founded Champlain Spine and Pain Management in Plattsburgh. Since then, the practice has grown from one provider to 5 providers. In 2009, Dr Bonnabesse moved its practice to their brand new state of the art medical building to offer better comfort to their patients, and ease of care with on-site XR and ultrasound guided treatments. Dr Bonnabesse also created, 9 years ago, an interventional pain fellowship, which has allowed him to teach his interventional techniques to many physicians from across the country. Dr Bonnabesse’s philosophy, when it comes to his specialty, is that “there is no gain in pain”, and what he enjoys the most about his work, is to be able to improve his patient’s quality of life: “there is nothing more satisfying that to enable a woman to be able to carry her child or grand-child without excruciating pain, to allow a person to keep their job or to enable an outdoor person to return to his or her hobby. It is extremely gratifying to know that, at the end of the day, someone will able to sleep through the night without being awakened by pain”. At the end of the day it is really about making a positive difference in someone’s life”.

Dr. Bonnabesse enjoys spending his free time with his family which includes his wife, 2 children, and 3 dogs. He really enjoys the outdoors, and the beauty of our region. He has also been a competitive tennis player for over 35 years playing at the regional and national levels, both in France and in the US. He also enjoys international food and foreign languages.

Bobby Oommen, MD

Dr. Bobby Oommen is a native of India. Prior to coming to the United States, he was practicing Orthopedic Surgery in India. He joined Champlain Spine and Pain Management in 2013, after completing his residency at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He did his Internship in General Surgery at Easton Hospital, Pa and also completed a surgical Spine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr.Bobby Oommen is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Management. He is also board elligible for the electrodiagnostic medicine specialty board. He is a member of NASS (North American Spine Society),and AAPMR(American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). Dr.Oommen speaks English, Hindi and Malayalam.

In his free time, Dr. Oommen enjoys traveling, international foods and spending time with his wife and 2 young children.

Brian Lecuyer, NP

Brian started working at CVPH Medical Center in 1978 as a housekeeper. In 1979 Brian decided it was time to enter the health care profession and became a Nurse Aide and eventually worked as a Nursing Attendant and EMT. With the support of his wife and 5 children Brian decided to pursue a career in Nursing and was accepted into Clinton Community College Nursing program in 1986 while working full time at CVPH. Brian graduated in 1988 with honors and Brian became a Registered Nurse at CVPH Medical Center. In 1989 Brian decided to leave CVPH and accepted a position as a Registered Nurse for New York State Department of Correctional Services. Along with working as an RN for Corrections Brian was an instructor for Infection Control courses for Correctional employees. While working in Corrections Brian pursued his bachelors degree in Nursing from Plattsburgh State graduating in 2000 with honors. He was then promoted to Nurse Administrator for Department of Corrections. While working full time he decided to enroll in the Nurse Practitioner program at Stony Brook and graduated with honors in 2003. After graduation joined a Internal Medicine practice in Plattsburgh NY. In 2012 Brian retired from NYS Corrections and joined the Champlain Spine and Pain Management. Recently Brian is also certified in Pain Management through the national Pain Management Certification with American Society of Pain Management Nursing.

Brian is a registered Nurse Practitioner who joined Champlain Spine and Pain Management in 2012. Brian graduated as a registered nurse from Clinton Community College in 1988 with honors. He obtained his bachelor degree in Nursing from Plattsburgh State in 2000 with honors. He then graduated from Stony Brook, and he graduated in 2003 as Nurse Practitioner with honors. As a Nurse Practitioner, Brian was promoted to Nurse Administrator for the Department of Corrections. He has also worked in an internal medicine practice in Plattsburgh. Brian is also certified in Pain Management through the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.

Brian currently lives with his wife, and they have 5 children. He enjoys spending his free time with cwife, children and grand children, and he is an avid runner and a bicycle enthusiast.

Kelly Meyer, RPA-C

Kelly is a native of the North Country, born and raised in Plattsburgh. She attended the University of Vermont where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry. She received a Master of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College, graduating with honors. Kelly obtained National Board Certification in 2009.

Following graduation, Kelly joined the surgical team at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY, where she assisted in neurosurgery, vascular, hepatobiliary, gynecology, oncology and general surgery cases. She also managed patients in the hospital on the surgical floor and ICU, and covered the emergency room for surgical consult.

Kelly was then recruited for an advanced laparoscopic surgical position with Ellis Hospital’s Bariatric Care Center. She managed both inpatient and outpatient care, and assisted in advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery in the operating room.

In 2012, Kelly and her family moved back to Plattsburgh to be closer to family, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains. She most recently served as a Pediatric Physician’s Assistant at Plattsburgh Pediatrics for five years, where she specialized in primary pediatric care and minor in-office surgical procedures.

Kelly loves the great outdoors and enjoys all the activities the North Country has to offer. Her hobbies include skiing, snowboarding, sailing, hiking and paddle boarding with her family, as well as painting and gardening.

Russell Jones, NP

Russell was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and graduated from Boston State College with a Bachelors in Science degree in 1972. The first 20 years of his working career after graduating from college was a U.S. Air Force Officer as a Pilot/Instructor Pilot in the KC 135A aircraft.  He first entered the Air Force as an enlisted service member and later graduated Officer Training School. He went to Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. He has served in locations worldwide including living in Alaska and Korea during assignments. While he was in the Air Force he completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration through the University of Oklahoma. He retired from the Air Force at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base in 1992.

After retirement, he decided to pursue a career in the medical field and attended Clinton Community College graduating in 1997. He then went to work at the CVPH Medical Center, primarily in the Emergency Care Center, until 2002. While working in the Emergency Care Center he completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing as a Nurse Practitioner. As a certified Nurse Practitioner, Russell worked at various practices within the Plattsburgh community and did work at Champlain Spine and Pain Management until 2010. He then went to work as a Primary Care Provider at the Plattsburgh VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic until March 2017. He has now returned to work at Champlain Spine and Pain Management.

Russell lives at home with his wife and they have four children along with 2 grandchildren.  He Is an active member of the local reenactment community focusing on the War of 1812 and the Seven year war (French and Indian War).

Our Staff

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.