Dr. Golladay received an MD from Tulane Medical School in 1967. He interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and then served in the United States Navy as a flight surgeon for 3 years. He completed a surgical residency at Tulane Medical Center in 1975 and finished pediatric surgical training at Johns Hopkins in 1977. He was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital until 1991. He was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans until 1995 and has since then been a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan.