Daphne Golding Holloway was born and raised in Midland, Pa., to Aaron and Ruby Golding. She was encouraged by her parents that she should work hard and serve God and her community. The underlying confidence instilled by her parents that she could accomplish anything was further inspired by time spent with Dr. Goggin, the local physician, for whom her mother worked, and where her dream was born to become a doctor.
After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1977, as Valedictorian, she was accepted into the freshman class at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where she earned a B.A. in Natural Sciences, later entering medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Holloway believed she had found her place in medicine during a rotation in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a relatively new specialty that seeks to optimize function in patients with injuries and disabilities involving the nervous system, muscles, ligaments, and bones. Upon acceptance as a resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, she was engaged in spinal cord research, co-authored articles, and presented at the American Spinal Injury Association. She was appointed Chief Resident Administration in her senior year.
Daphne Golding Holloway
Daphne has taught residents and worked in several hospitals, including Mount Sinai Hospital, Graduate Hospital, and Elkins Park Hospital, Pennsylvania. She is also the author of a chapter on the evaluation of neck and back pain in an urgent care textbook, and is currently in private practice in Philadelphia.
An accomplished pianist and actor, Holloway has performed locally and at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, with artists, such as Ruby Dee and Nikki Giovanni. She's also had leading roles in productions at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania, including "Godspell," "Company," and "Guys and Dolls."
Throughout all her accomplishments, she has never forgotten her Christian background, beginning at home and at the First Baptist Church of Midland. She is now a member of the White Rock Baptist Church of Philadelphia, where she is the music director for the church theater company. She and her husband, Robert, have two children and reside in Elkins Park, Pa.