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.
SCOTT DAHLBECK, MD
Board Certified Radiation Oncologist
Prostate Cancer Specialist
Dr. Dahlbeck has over 15 years of experience in radiation oncology, with a special expertise in the research and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Dahlbeck has accordingly been the principal investigator of cutting-edge clinical trials in prostate cancer and has continued his pursuit of innovative cancer therapy discoveries, through the investigation of a promising new form of cancer therapy research and treatment called immunotherapy. This passion for excellence reflects the mission of the Aurora Cancer Center, which has always been to deliver compassionate innovation, in conjunction with industry-leading services. Consequently, Dr. Dahlbeck is honored to be a part San Antonio’s premier cancer therapy center. When not working on cancer-related programs, Dr. Dahlbeck enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren and fine-tuning his alternate tennis ego as the “next Roger Federer” of oncology.
- American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
- American Board of Family Practice
- University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
- Doctorate in Medicine
- University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
- Doctorate in Pharmacy
Universityof Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney
- Pre-pharmacy undergraduate studies
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