Meet our Mental Health Team

Meet our Mental Health Team

Dr. Guaiana - Chief of Psychiatry 

Dr. Giuseppe Guaiana is the Chief of Psychiatry at STEGH, and is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Western University. He graduated from the University of Milan, Italy, in 1998 and specialized in Psychiatry in 2002. He worked in United Kingdom and Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2009. In addition to his clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Guaiana is a researcher in psychiatric epidemiology. He has a specialist interest in Mental Health system redesign.


Dr. Kwaku Poku - Psychiatrist 

Dr. Kwaku Poku completed medical school at Case Western University in 2015 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Western University in 2020.  Dr. Poku has an interest in first episode psychosis, psychotherapy, and general adult psychiatry.


Dr. Laporte - Psychiatrist

Dr. Noel Laporte completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001 and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Western University in 2006.  He has extensive experience in first episode psychosis, geriatric psychiatry, personality disorders and addiction medicine.  Dr. Laporte also has a strong interest in psychotherapy.  Medicine is Dr. Laporte’s second career.  He worked as a professional violinist for several years and is a former member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and former concertmaster of the Regina Symphony Orchestra.