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Dr. Na Tosha N. Gatson

MD, PhD, FAAN - President and CEO

About Me

I am Dr. Na Tosha Gatson, Founder, President and CEO of Living Oncology, With extensive experience and expertise in neuro-oncology, I am committed to making significant contributions to the field through innovative clinical care, clinical trial development, scientific publications, and trainee education. My research interests include defining sex/gender-based disparities in neuro-oncology, cancer neuroimmunology, brain tumor imaging, and other related topics. As a leader in both the clinical and academic domains, I am dedicated to promoting diversity and equity, mentoring underrepresented minority medical students, and improving the lives of patients.

Education & Experience

March 2024 - Present

Senior Medical Directory, Neuro-Oncology Center of Excellence

Professor; Master Clinician 

Indiana University Health | IU School of Medicine| IU Foundation; Indianapolis, IN

January 2021 - February 2024

Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology 

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Phoenix AZ

August 2016 - December 2020

Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology

Geisinger, Danville PA

July 2014 - June 2016

Fellow, Department of Neuro- Oncology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston TX 

June 2012 - June 2014

R25 NIH NINDS Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Neurosurgery

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio

July 2009 - June 2014

Clinical House Staff/Resident Physician

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Columbus, OH

  • Internal Medicine (Internship 06/09-06/10)

  • Neurology (Residency 07/10-06/14)

  • Enfolded Post Doctoral Fellowship (See above)

July 2000 - June 2009

MD/PhD Dual Doctorate (Medical Scientist Training Program) - Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics (MVIMG); The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Columbus, Ohio

Doctor of Philosophy (Role of Pregnancy & Sex Hormones in Central Nervous System Autoimmune Disease States; Completed 2007)

July 1995 - June 2000

Bachelor of Arts – Pre-medicine; Biology-Psychology; minor in ethics and sociology|  Indiana University

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