Monika Toldness, BSN, RN

Deepak Team

From where are you?

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.

What is your current position?

I am the Clinical Nurse Coordinator for Dr. Parakkal Deepak.

How long have you been in the medical field?

I have worked as a nurse for a little more than 6 years.

What is your background and education?

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, & RN from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I have also completed 2 years of graduate school.

Why do you love what you do?

Seeing and helping patients to finally achieve clinical remission gives me great satisfaction.

Who/What inspired you to become clinical personnel?

This position allows me to develop a close relationship with patients, which is a definite bonus. I enjoy seeing patients face to face, and supporting them ‘behind the scenes’; these match my strengths as a nurse.

What about IBD excites you?

There is so much research happening right now in the IBD field. From prevention, to treatment, to obtaining remission; all the data that is in the pipeline is very promising. I cannot wait to use it to help my patients.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I love watching Nascar, and I have been to several races.