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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. Dr. Bonnabesse is one of 13 doctors in the world trained to perform the Discseel procedure.

Dr. Bonnabesse has performed over thirty thousand spinal injections and many of his 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. That is why Champlain Spine and Pain Management is the first office outside of NYC to offer the Superion procedure to patients in need.

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.

Navjot Singh grew up in Montreal, Canada and has always been fascinated by the human neuromusculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics.

He attended college at McGill University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Neurosciences. He subsequently obtained his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from St. George’s University in Grenada.  Dr. Singh then moved to Syracuse, where he went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine, his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and his subspecialty fellowship training in Pain Medicine, all at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Singh is an ABPMR board-certified physician in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Singh strongly believes in the importance of providing proper education regarding the root cause and natural progression of chronic pain disorders to his patients. His aim is to formulate a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s unique circumstance and functional goal; to help enhance their quality of life through the use of minimally invasive interventions, rehabilitative techniques, medications and appropriate referrals.

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 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.

Kelley is a native of the North County. After graduating from high school, she served in the United States Air Force.

After discharge, she obtained her A.A.S in Nursing from Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey in 2005. She returned to the North Country in 2012, working at CVPH until 2020 when she returned to school to obtain her dual B.S. in Nursing and M.S.  Family Nurse Practitioner degrees. She graduated in 2023 with honors and is board certified from the ANCC. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. 

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling, watching classic movies, and spending time with her family. 

She understands how chronic pain can alter a patient’s physical and mental well-being as well as its impact on family members.

Kelley enjoys knowing that the care we provide can give patients back their function as well as improvement in their quality of life. To see a patient in follow up and they can walk longer, enjoy hobbies, or play with their kids or grandkids, is simply amazing.

Emily J. Burnham, Family Nurse Practitioner, who earned her master’s degree from the Duke University School of Nursing. She has practiced as a registered nurse for over 7years, after graduating from Clinton Community College. Prior to that she worked at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in pre-clinical toxicology after graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science.

Outside of work, I spend my free time with my family running between sporting activities and recreational fun. I also love getting to walk my two dogs, especially in the winter when we can go snow shoeing.

Emily enjoys working in the field of pain management and feels there is no greater gift to offer than relief from pain. Pain can affect every aspect of your life, including your sleep, mood, relationships, ability to work, and even prepare food for yourself. I enjoy being a part of this practice and getting to know our patients and being able to care for them. 

Our Office 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 to all of our patients.

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