CYTQ™ is the premier provider of Cytopathology services, capable of fulfilling unique practice requirements.  We are an efficient, quality–focused partner whose services include:

  • Board Certified Cytopathologists and highly experienced Board Certified Cytotechnologists
  • Processing and interpretation of non-GYN and GYN specimens
  • TAT – 24-48 hours for non-GYN / 24-72 hours for GYN (depending on HPV testing)
  • Adherence to Bethesda criteria (Thyroid and Gyn cytology) and Paris criteria (Urine cytology) for clear and definitive reporting
  • Immunohistochemistry – over 100 antibodies 
  • Histochemical Stains – broad panel of cytochemical special stains
  • Liquid based Gyn cytology – ThinPrep® and SurePath™
  • Customized color reports and interactive consultative correspondence with clients

In addition, we provide advanced IT support and logistics.

Our commitment to provide comprehensive and superior quality Cytopathology services in a timely manner allows us to advance diagnostic testing for hospitals, imaging centers, and physician practices, while providing solutions to the most challenging patient diagnoses.


  • Shijun (John) Cui, M.D.

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    Shijun (John) Cui, M.D.

    Dr. Cui joined YPMG in 2003, and has served as the Cytopathology Director since 2005.  He obtained his medical degree at Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China and completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.  Dr. Cui completed a Cytopathology fellowship at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.  He is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Cytopathology.

  • Sepideh Maftoun-Banankhah, M.D.

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    Sepideh Maftoun-Banankhah, M.D.

    Dr. Banankhah joined YPMG in 2010.  She obtained her medical degree at the Shiraz University of Medical Science in Iran.  She completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Shiraz University of Medicine and at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.   In addition, she completed a fellowship in Cytopathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Banankhah is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty board certification in Cytopathology.

  • Martin Luu, M.D.

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    Martin Luu, M.D.

    Dr. Luu joined YPMG in August, 2015.  His medical degree was obtained at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  He completed his pathology residency at Rhode Island Hospital – The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  Dr. Luu has completed fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as a Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Luu is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology and Cytopathology.

  • Donovan Hare, M.D.

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    Donovan Hare, M.D.

    Dr. Hare joined YPMG in 2016. He obtained his medical degree from Loma Linda University Medical School in Loma Linda, CA and completed his residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Hare completed a fellowship in Cytopathology at USC County, Los Angeles, CA. He is Board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Cytopathology.

  • Ricardo Bardales, M.D.

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    Ricardo Bardales, M.D.

    Dr. Bardales joined YPMG in 2017. Ricardo H. Bardales, M.D., a graduate of the Universidad de San Marcos School of Medicine in Lima, Peru, completed his pathology residency and cytopathology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City under the renowned Dr. Leopold G. Koss. He is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Cytopathology. Formerly on the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is active in numerous national and international pathology organizations and is frequently an invited lecturer at meetings throughout the world. He has published 5 books, various chapters, and over 70 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Bardales is fluent in Spanish.