Mr. Tony Abreu serves as the Chief Technologist, Technical Director, and Clinical Coordinator of our Center’s two accredited sites.
Born in Santiago, the Dominican Republic, he received his basic technology education from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, from which he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. In 2002, he received training in sleep recording and scoring at the Sleep Disorders Center of the Espanola Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He brought this polysomnography technological training to the Rio Grande Valley in 2003, where he provided the requisite technical expertise for establishing one of the Valley’s first sleep disorders capability, a one-bed unit at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco headed by Pulmonologist-Sleep Specialist Dr. Ricardo Abreu.
In 2005, Mr. Abreu gained credentialing as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist from the American Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, the highest credentialing available to sleep technologists. Working with Mr. Omar Garcia, the Center’s IT consultant, Tony’s technical expertise has been seminal in the Center’s development from a one-bed sleep lab located in Weslaco in 2003 to establishment of the Valley’s first accredited full-service center in 2005, a free-standing full-service sleep disorders center located near Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. In 2010, Tony’s technologic expertise enabled the development of a second Center site. Initially located in Edinburg, the second site subsequently moved to its present North McAllen location in 2014.
Tony’s continuing education and expertize in the technological underpinnings of a state-of- the-art sleep disorders center has enabled establishment and maintenance of the requisite complex technological foundation for the Center’s two currently accredited sites. Since 2015, the two accredited sites have the combined capability of recording the sleep of 10 patients/night on a five-night/week basis.
Since 2010, Mr. Abreu’s main duties at the two accredited sites include the continuing development and maintenance of state-of- the-art technological capabilities; recruiting and maintaining an adequately-trained staff of polysomnographic and CPAP technologists; and coordinating the sundry clinical services of the two sites.
When not busy maintaining the technological functioning and clinical coordination of sleep center services at the two Center sites, Tony enjoys watching professional baseball and football on TV (particularly the Red Sox and Patriots respectively), playing golf, and family travel to the Dominican Republic.