David J. Casper, MD, FAAD

Dr. David Casper is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of the Florida Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and a Member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.  He specializes in treating skin cancer, as well as other diseases of the skin for people of all ages. He is a member of several prestigious academies and is a published author. In addition, he is a staff member with privileges at The Villages Regional Hospital with the Central Florida Health Alliance.

I was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa, recognized for “The Bridges of Madison County”, located about 20 miles southwest of the state capitol, Des Moines. I graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. I received my Doctor of Medicine degree with outstanding distinction from Temple University in Philadelphia and was nominated into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, I moved to Tampa, FL where I completed my residency in dermatology at the University of South Florida. While there, I was awarded, “outstanding resident”, at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer hospital and honorably served as chief resident during my senior year of residency. After completing residency, I joined The Dermatology Group in Longwood and Mt. Dora, FL before founding Alliant Dermatology.

Dr. Casper's Personal Interests

Dr. Casper is married to his wife Laura and has two daughters, Adele and Ava and a son, Ethan. His interests outside of dermatology include spending time with his family, running, fishing and watching sports, particularly football.

Kruti Gandhi, MPH, PA-C

Kruti Gandhi is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA).  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Birmingham-Southern College and Master’s Degree in Health Care Organization and Policy at University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree as a Physician Assistant at Barry University.

Kruti is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed to practice medicine through the Florida Board of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Florida Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Kruti enjoys all aspects of dermatology.  She has a keen eye for detail, is attentive, and has a sincere commitment to her patients’ well-being and will provide quality health care to each individual. In addition to English, Kruti speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati.  Kruti is excited to be with Alliant Dermatology and to bring her experience to the practice.

What is a Physician Assistant? 

A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA) is a healthcare provider who diagnosis and treats a wide variety of dermatological conditions.  Some PAs also perform dermatologic surgical and cosmetic procedures. Physician Assistants receive their training through the College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program at colleges and universities across the United States.  The majority of Dermatology PAs hold a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in Dermatology.  Physician Assistants are part of the healthcare team and required by state law to have a supervising physician.  Many PAs work independently within the dermatology office much like a staff dermatologist seeing a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic patients, but always under physician supervision.  PAs also hold a prescribing license and are able to write prescriptions under the guidelines of the state they are licensed.  The supervising dermatologist does not have to be in the office with the PA at all times, but is required to have posted hours of when he/she will be in the office.  The PA and their supervising physician will decide on the practice style, supervision arrangements and delegation of services, which is appropriate for that particular physician assistant and office.

Physician Assistants get additional training through continuing medical educational (CME) conferences, symposiums, workshops and journals.  PAs are required to have 100 CME credits every two years in order to keep their license updated and are required to take a re-certification examination every six years.

Our PA, Kruti Gandhi, is dedicated to superior care and education for our patients. With our team approach to healthcare, we are confident we will increase your quality of life through hard work, empathy and dedication.