Meet Our Team

Thierry Bonnabesse, MD

Founder
Dr.BA 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.

Jason Arora, DO

Dr. Jason Arora grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and subsequently obtained a B.S. in Pre-Medicine from Pennsylvania State University.  He then earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Shortly after graduating, he began his internship at Christ Hospital where he obtained valuable experience in Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, and Intensive Care Unit.  He then went on to specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of New York University Medical Center where he excelled and became Floor Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital and Local Chief Resident at Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City.

While at Rusk, Dr. Arora also  acquired valuable experience in the field of chronic pain.  His research was accepted by the American Pain Society and he presented his findings at their national conference.

Currently, Dr. Arora practices Interventional Pain & Spine Medicine at Champlain Spine and Pain Management, which he joined in 2015.

Dr. Arora’s professional affiliations include the American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Spine Intervention Society, and the American Osteopathic Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Arora enjoys staying active with sports and traveling.  He has been all around the world and experienced many cultures.

Bobby Oommen, MD

oomenDr. 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

brianBrian 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.

Amber Snow, NP

Photo and bio coming soon.

 

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 health care possible.

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