Professor Couloigner is the General secretary of the French ENT Society (SFORL), and a Board member of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. His specific fields of interest include paediatric ENT, skull base, head and neck neoplasms, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and robot-assisted surgery. He was drawn to ENT surgery by the intellectual variety it affords, being concerned with diverse anatomical regions (ear, nose, sinus, pharynx and larynx) and diseases (sensory deficits, neoplasms, infections, etc.), in a specialty that comprises both surgical and medical dimensions. He has 107 publications in international peer-reviewed journals to his name.