DR. JUI-LIEN “LILLIAN” CHOU
Board Certified Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Jui-Lien “Lillian” Chou is a board certified radiation oncologist who is also a breast cancer survivor. Her passion is in providing comprehensive, compassionate and excellent healthcare. She is a breast care specialist and has dedicated herself to the development of state-of-the-art breast care centers for the benefit of her patients. She founded Aurora Breast Center San Antonio in September of 2009. Aurora Breast Center is the only comprehensive breast care center in San Antonio featuring a breast care clinic with cutting-edge breast imaging, biopsy and cancer treatment technology and a compassionate team.
Dr. Chou was born in Tainan, Taiwan, and received her M.D. from the prestigious Medical College, National Taiwan University, in 1980 with honors. In 1983, after three years of ophthalmology residency training at National Taiwan University Hospital, she moved to San Antonio, Texas to pursue her “American Dream” and to start the residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She became board certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology in 1987 and has long been recognized for her excellence in radiation oncology practice and breast care.
Dr. Chou is married to Dr. Peter Ming-Tao Ho who is an ophthalmologist. They have three loving grown children. Dr. Chou’s other passions are edible organic gardening and promoting urban organic agriculture/UOA through community education programs, which are financially supported by Ho-Chou Family Foundation. Dr. Chou and her husband Dr. Ho started the foundation in 2002 for the benefit of the community to which they belong and love.
ANGELIA BERKOWITZ, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Director, Breast Care Specialist
Dr. Angelia Berkowitz is a doctor of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) and Clinical Director of The Breast Institute, where she focuses on early detection and intervention for women at high risk of breast cancer. Dr. Berkowitz was instrumental in shaping the partnership between Oncology San Antonio and Aurora Breast Center to establish The Breast Institute.
She also collaborates with Dr. Jaffar in evaluating and treating OSA’s medical oncology patients. Dr. Berkowitz has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners and is active in numerous health-centered community efforts.
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- MS/Nursing: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
- BS/Nursing: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice (CNAP)
- San Antonio Nurses in Advanced Practice (SANAP)
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- Texas Nurse Practitioners
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing