Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Alon Hait

Dr. Alon Hait was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel.  He joined the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in 2006 as a tank fighter, where he became a combat paramedic in the IDF medical corps, and then became a medical officer of the 75th Armoured Corp battalion. In 2010, he began studying general medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca, and graduated with his doctor of medicine degree in 2016. That same year, Dr. Hait started a Ph.D. research degree in Herpes simplex neuroinfections, with special focus on recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis, also known as Mollaret’s meningitis, based in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.

Dr. Hait’s special interests include basic and clinical research, viral neuroinfections, herpes virus virology and primary immunodeficiencies.

Throughout his military service, he has witnessed the lowest and highest points of humanity, and was able to help civilians receive the highest quality of emergency medicine. He has therefore decided to continue his higher medical education and research. His interest in recurrent viral meningitis (Mollaret’s meningitis) was sparked during his infectious diseases module, during which his professor had mentioned it briefly, and when asked more questions about it, he didn’t have any answers to provide.

He decided to dig deeper into it to advance the knowledge about the disease to the best of his abilities. He is operating daily having recurrent viral meningitis patients in mind, and is a true believer in the purpose of the Recurrent Meningitis Association and its future activities.

Dr. Hait’s Mentions

2018 Q2 Research Update

Identification of novel innate immunodeficiencies in patients with HSV-2 Mollaret’s meningitis Dr. Alon Schneider Hait, M.D, Ph.D fellow Supervision: Prof. Trine H. Mogensen Department of Infectious diseases, AUH Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health Aarhus,...

Dr. Alon Hait to present research findings at University of Oxford

Dr. Alon Hait   Dr. Alon Hait, one of our Medical Advisory Board members, will be presenting his research on Mollaret's Meningitis to a group at Oxford University later this month. His talk is called, “Mollaret’s meningitis – the case of an underused diagnosis...

February 2017 Research Updates

Below are a couple of articles from our research team. The first is talking about a vaccine being worked on for herpes, and the second is talking about a drug having an unexpected use for Epstein–Barr...